Protective Protein Works with Statins to Prevent AKI

Researchers from Keio University in Japan have discovered how statins and the protein KL4, found in endothelial cells lining the blood vessels of the kidney, can help prevent acute kidney injury. Experiments in mice showed that endothelial KL4 (Kruppel-like factor 4) protects kidneys by suppressing inflammation and represents a promising…

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Top News for PKD Research

Researchers continue to make important and sometimes surprising discoveries about PKD and the PKD1 gene. Here is a roundup of the latest PKD findings. A University of Colorado School of Medicine study has shown that pravastatin can slow down the growth of PKD cysts in children and young adults. –…

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