Researchers Identify Protein Key to Kidney Cell Repair

Researchers from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have discovered that MG53, a protein found in kidney cells, is essential to repair following acute kidney injury (AKI). Earlier studies at the university revealed the protein’s role in repairing cells in the heart, lung and skeletal muscle. The discovery points to new ways to treat and prevent acute kidney injury.

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Researchers Identify Protein Needed for Repair of Injured Kidney Cells, ScienceDaily, March 18, 2015

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