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A bone marrow factor contributes to kidney disease

Nature Medicine volume 23, pages 1314 (2017) | Download Citation

Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is a circulating biomarker of inflammation. A recent study identifies immature myeloid cells in the bone marrow as a major cellular source of suPAR that contributes to kidney disease.

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  1. Stuart J. Shankland and J. Ashley Jefferson are in the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

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