Journal article

Neonatal calyceal dilation and renal fibrosis resulting from loss of Adamts-1 in mouse kidney is due to a developmental dysgenesis

L Mittaz, S Ricardo, G Martinez, I Kola, DJ Kelly, MH Little, PJ Hertzog, MA Pritchard

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs 1, Adamts-1, is important for the development and function of the kidney. Mice lacking this protein present with renal lesions comprising enlarged calyces, and reduced cortex and medulla layers. Our current findings are consistent with the defect occurring due to a developmental dysgenesis. METHODS: We generated Adamts-1 null mice, and further investigated their kidney phenotype in a time course study ranging from E18.5 to 12 months of age. Immunohistochemistry was used to assess the localization of type IV collagen, TGF-beta and F4/80-positive macrophages in the kidneys of Adamts-1 null mice compared to wild-type con..

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