Mechanisms Of Renal Scarring

Grant number: 628634 | Funding period: 2010 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

Fibrosis is a key cause of renal pathology-dysfunction. Relaxin is an endogenous reno-protective factor, and thus has enormous therapeutic potential. However, despite compelling pre-clinical evidence of its efficacy, little is known about relaxin's mechanism of action. These studies will lead to a much better understanding of its signal transduction properties that will allow us to maximise its anti-fibrotic potential; identify new targets for intervention; and design better clinical trials.