Hyaluronan synthases and hyaluronidases in the kidney during changes in hydration status.

@article{Rgheimer2009HyaluronanSA,
  title={Hyaluronan synthases and hyaluronidases in the kidney during changes in hydration status.},
  author={Louise R{\"u}gheimer and Johan Olerud and Cecilia Johnsson and Tomoko Tazawa Takahashi and Kei Shimizu and Peter Hansell},
  journal={Matrix biology : journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={390-5}
}
Hyaluronan is a large glycosaminoglycan that is abundant in the interstitium of the renal medulla/papilla. Papillary hyaluronan increases during hydration and decreases during dehydration. Due to its gel properties and ability to retain large volumes of water, hyaluronan plays a role in renal water handling by affecting the permeability characteristics of the papillary interstitium. The focus of the present investigation was the regulation of hyaluronan metabolism in the kidney, especially… CONTINUE READING

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