Heat shock protein (HSP) expression and proliferation of tubular cells in end stage renal disease with and without haemodialysis.

BACKGROUND Prolonged dialysis is associated with acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD) and also higher incidence of renal cell carcinoma. Relationship among dialysis, tubular cell proliferation, development of cystic change and neoplastic transformation is not clearly known. Whether dialysis causes additional stress on tubular cells is also conjectural… CONTINUE READING