Anti-Aging Hormone Klotho Inhibits Kidney Damage

Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that the anti-aging hormone Klotho inhibits renal fibrosis by blocking signaling pathways that can cause tissue damage. Klotho works in a similar way to stop the spread of cancer.  In addition to its potential uses in the treatment of chronic kidney disease…

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Low Levels of Hormone Klotho May Be Early Warning Sign of CKD

Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that Klotho, an anti-aging hormone produced in the kidneys, may serve as a biomarker for early CKD and its cardiovascular complications.  Low levels of Klotho have been observed in both mice and humans with CKD. The senior author of the study, Dr.…

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