Renovascular disease, microcirculation, and the progression of renal injury: role of angiogenesis.

Abstract

Emerging evidence supports the pivotal role of renal microvascular disease as a determinant of tubulo-interstitial and glomerular fibrosis in chronic kidney disease. An intact microcirculation is vital to restore blood flow to the injured tissues, which is a crucial step to achieve a successful repair response. The purpose of this review is to discuss the… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00657.2010

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