Matrix accumulation in mesangial cells exposed to cyclosporine A requires a permissive genetic background.


BACKGROUND Chronic nephrotoxicity is an important adverse effect of cyclosporine A (CsA) therapy. Tubulo-interstitial lesions and arteriolopathy are common histologic findings. Glomerular lesions are also described, but they are of variable severity. The aim of our study is to determine whether CsA has a direct effect on mesangial cells and whether the… (More)


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