Genetic factors in diabetic nephropathy.

  title={Genetic factors in diabetic nephropathy.},
  author={Barry I. Freedman and Meredith A. Bostrom and Pirouz Daeihagh and Donald W. Bowden},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  volume={2 6},
Several genes that predispose to type 2 diabetes have recently been identified. In addition to the recognized and powerful effects of environmental factors, there is abundant evidence in support of genetic susceptibility to the microvascular complication of nephropathy in individuals with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Familial aggregation of phenotypes such as end-stage renal disease, albuminuria, and chronic kidney disease have routinely been reported in populations throughout the world… CONTINUE READING


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