Renal calcification in mice homozygous for the disrupted type IIa Na/Pi cotransporter gene Npt2.


Mice homozygous for the disrupted renal type IIa sodium/phosphate (Na/Pi) cotransporter gene (Npt2-/-) exhibit renal Pi wasting, hypophosphatemia, and an adaptive increase in the serum concentration of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D with associated hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria. Because hypercalciuria is a risk factor for nephrocalcinosis, we determined whether… (More)