Urinary excretion of brush-border antigen and plasma proteins in early stages of diabetic nephropathy.


In 109 patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), we measured the urinary excretion of albumin, the low molecular weight proteins (LMWP) retinol-binding protein (RBP) and beta 2-microglobulin (beta 2m), and brush-border antigens (BBA) revealed by monoclonal antibodies. All such markers of kidney damage and/or dysfunction were higher in… (More)


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