Podocyte slit-diaphragm protein nephrin is linked to the actin cytoskeleton.


Nephrin is an Ig-like transmembrane protein. It is a major component of the podocyte slit diaphragm and is essential for maintaining normal glomerular permeability. CD2-associated protein (CD2AP) is also necessary for normal glomerular permeability and is a putative nephrin adapter molecule. Here, we document that nephrin and CD2AP are linked to the actin… (More)


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