Dissociation of glomerular filtration rate from tubulointerstitial fibrosis in experimental chronic cyclosporine nephropathy: role of sodium intake.


In addition to its well-recognized ability to provoke acute renal dysfunction by promoting intense renal vasoconstriction, cyclosporine produces a chronic tubulointerstitial nephropathy characterized by striped interstitial fibrosis in humans. With a model of chronic cyclosporine nephropathy in which striped fibrosis develops in the uninephrectomized salt… (More)


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