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Getting a foothold in nephrotic syndrome

Nature Genetics volume 24, pages 333335 (2000) | Download Citation

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The podocyte is a highly specialized kidney cell that is essential to the ultrafiltration of blood, resulting in the extraction of urine and the retention of protein. Four studies, the most recent of which is published in this issue of Nature Genetics, indicate its critical role in the pathology of nephrotic syndrome.

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  1. Section of Nephrology, Yale University School of Medicine , 295 Congress Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut , 06536, USA. stefan.somlo@yale.edu

    • Stefan Somlo
  2. Division of Nephrology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461, USA. mundel@aecom.yu.edu

    • Peter Mundel

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