Role of uteroglobin G38A polymorphism in the progression of IgA nephropathy in Japanese patients.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Uteroglobin is a multifunctional protein and both its gene knockout and antisense transgenic mouse models develop the pathological and clinical features of IgA nephropathy. A genetic polymorphism in uteroglobin has been reported to be associated with progression of IgA nephropathy in a Caucasian population, but the findings remain controversial… (More)

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