Searching for IgA nephropathy candidate genes: genetic studies combined with high throughput innovative investigations.

Idiopathic IgA Nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common biopsy-proven glomerulonephritis worldwide. All races with the exception of Blacks and Indians are involved. Families with two or more relatives affected by IgAN may be observed in 15-20% of pedigrees of IgAN patients. Genome wide linkage study has been considered the most promising approach to identify… CONTINUE READING