Doxycycline accelerates renal cyst growth and fibrosis in the pcy/pcy mouse model of type 3 nephronophthisis, a form of recessive polycystic kidney disease

Nephronophthisis belongs to a family of recessive cystic kidney diseases and may arise from mutations in multiple genes. In this report we have used a spontaneous mouse mutant of type 3 nephronophthisis to examine whether the doxycycline-inducible synthesis of Timp-2, a natural inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases, can influence renal cyst growth in… CONTINUE READING