Asymmetric dimethylarginine: a new player in the pathogenesis of renal disease?

@article{Zoccali2006AsymmetricDA,
  title={Asymmetric dimethylarginine: a new player in the pathogenesis of renal disease?},
  author={Carmine Zoccali and Jan T Kielstein},
  journal={Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={314-20}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review summarizes current knowledge on asymmetric dimethylarginine, renal function in health and disease, and renal disease progression and examines interventions that may modify the plasma concentration of this methylarginine. RECENT FINDINGS Nitric oxide deficiency may occur in patients with chronic kidney disease and may contribute to accelerate progression of chronic kidney disease, hypertension and cardiovascular complications. An increase of endogenous nitric… CONTINUE READING