Estimating total nephron number in the adult kidney using the physical disector/fractionator combination.


Nephron number has emerged as a useful parameter for assessing the roles of specific genes and feto-maternal environmental factors in kidney development. Nephron number is also of clinical interest due to increasing evidence suggesting that low nephron number is associated with increased risk for developing chronic adult disease, including cardiovascular… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-61779-851-1_30


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