New insights into the role of podocytes in proteinuria

@article{Patrakka2009NewII,
  title={New insights into the role of podocytes in proteinuria},
  author={Jaakko Patrakka and K. Tryggvason},
  journal={Nature Reviews Nephrology},
  year={2009},
  volume={5},
  pages={463-468}
}
Disturbances in many different molecular pathways and interactions can lead to the same clinical end points of proteinuria and end-stage renal disease. Proteinuria is often accompanied by a cytopathological change in the glomerulus that is referred to as effacement (retraction) of the podocyte foot processes. The molecular mechanisms that lead to proteinuria and podocyte effacement are poorly understood; therefore, targeted therapies are lacking. During the past 5 years, however, a large body… CONTINUE READING

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