Long-term treatment of rats with FGF-2 results in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.


Long-term treatment (8 and 13 weeks) of rats with FGF-2 led to albuminuria and to increase in serum creatinine indicating the development of chronic renal failure. Histologically, the classic picture of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) was found; males were more severely affected than females. Among the early changes podocyte lesions were most… (More)


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