Effect of the inosine 5'-monophosphate dehydrogenase inhibitor BMS-566419 on renal fibrosis in unilateral ureteral obstruction in rats.

@article{Nakanishi2010EffectOT,
  title={Effect of the inosine 5'-monophosphate dehydrogenase inhibitor BMS-566419 on renal fibrosis in unilateral ureteral obstruction in rats.},
  author={Tomonori Nakanishi and Tatsuaki Morokata and Takahisa Noto and Kaori Kubo and Hitomi Umeno and Fumitaka Kinugasa and Yoshiteru Eikyu and Yoshihiro Kozuki and Nobuo Seki},
  journal={International immunopharmacology},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 11},
  pages={
          1434-9
        }
}
Chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN) is a major cause of late allograft loss. One morphological characteristic of CAN is renal interstitial fibrosis. Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), the inosine 5'-monophosphate dehydrogenase (IMPDH) inhibitor, has been reported to attenuate the progression of renal interstitial fibrosis. However, the question of whether the newly synthesized IMPDH inhibitors with structures different from MMF have an antifibrotic effect remains unanswered. We evaluated the… Expand
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