suPAR – a promising marker for chronic kidney disease

iStock_000025954109_XXXLargeA study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that suPAR protein (soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor) is a promising marker of chronic kidney disease risk. Circulating protein can be measured in a blood sample. High level of suPAR can indicate the likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease up to five years before kidney damage will begin.

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Are we already able to prevent kidney damage?

iStock_000025954109_XXXLargeAn interdisciplinary group of scientists from Boston University School of Medicine has described a new protein named TMIGD1 that proved to be engaged into epithelial cells protection in the renal tubules. This particular protein in the future could become a target of new therapeutic strategies used in patients suffering from both acute and chronic kidney disease. Read full text »