Defining Kidney Biology to Understand Renal Disease
Melissa H Little, Dennis Brown, Benjamin D Humphreys, Andrew P McMahon, Jeffrey H Miner, Jeff M Sands, Ora A Weisz, Chris Mullins, Deborah Hoshizaki
CLINICAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY | AMER SOC NEPHROLOGY | Published : 2014
The Kidney Research National Dialogue represents a novel effort by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to solicit and prioritize research objectives from the renal research and clinical communities. The present commentary highlights selected scientific opportunities specific to the study of renal development, physiology, and cell biology. Describing such fundamental kidney biology serves as a necessary foundation for translational and clinical studies that will advance disease care and prevention. It is intended that these objectives foster and focus scientific efforts in these areas in the coming decade and beyond.
B.D.H. is funded by a grant from Evotec with the goal of discovering new therapeutic targets to treat acute kidney disease and CKD. A.P.M. is in collaboration around kidney disease with Evotec, for which the laboratory of A.P.M. receives research support from Evotec.