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Is there a link between kidney disease and the proteins released by kidney cells? And does the underlying genetic code influence this link?

In case you missed it a couple of months ago, work from the Rachel Lennon lab at the University of Manchester has been addressing these questions.

A network of extracellular proteins in kidney glomeruli // Image by Adam Byron

A network of extracellular proteins in kidney glomeruli

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Kidneys perform the vital role of filtering waste products from the blood. Yet the complete catalogue of constituents that comprise these filters is not known. In new work, analyses of extracellular proteins present in specialised filtration units called glomeruli reveal a composition far more complex than previously appreciated.

Extracellular proteins of the glomerulus // Image by Adam Byron

Extracellular proteins of the glomerulus

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