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Unraveling the role of connective tissue growth factor in diabetic nephropathy

Authors

  • K.M. Schmidt-Ott

Journal

  • Kidney International

Citation

  • Kidney Int 73 (4): 375-376

Abstract

  • Marked upregulation of the secreted extracellular matrix-associated protein connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) in the glomerulus coincides with the onset of diabetic nephropathy. Recent studies, including the one by Yokoi et al., shed light on the role of CTGF in glomerular injury.


DOI

doi:10.1038/sj.ki.5002661