Thrombospondin in human glomerulopathies. A marker of inflammation and early fibrosis.


Extensive damage is thought to occur to endothelial cells in renal vasculitis and other glomerulopathies. The state of inflammation of these endothelial cells was investigated through the use of a panel of monoclonal antibodies (MAb) directed against thrombospondin (TSP), von Willebrand factor (vWF), integrins (alpha IIb beta 3, alpha v beta 3), CD36, and… (More)