Renin-angiotensin blockade lowers MCP-1 expression in diabetic rats.


BACKGROUND Glomerular macrophage accumulation in diabetes implicates monocyte recruitment mechanisms in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy. To test the hypothesis that overexpression of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), a monocyte chemoattractant, is attenuated by renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibition, we assessed expression of genes… (More)


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