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The role of melanocortin 1 receptor in kidney disease

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Title: The role of melanocortin 1 receptor in kidney disease
Authors: Lindskog Jonsson, Annika
Issue Date: 15-Nov-2012
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine
Parts of work: I. Lindskog A, Ebefors K, Johansson ME, Stéfansson B, Granqvist A, Arnadottir M, Berg AL, Nyström J, Haraldsson B. Melanocortin 1 receptor agonists reduce proteinuria. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010, 21:1290-1298.

II. Lindskog Jonsson A, Granqvist A, Elvin J, Haraldsson B, Nyström J. (2012). Effects of melanocortin 1 receptor agonists in experimental nephropathies. Unpublished manuscript.

III. Elvin J, Lindskog Jonsson A, Buvall L, Granqvist A, Nyström J, Haraldsson B. (2012). Melanocortin 1 receptor function and signaling in podocytes. Unpublished manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2012-12-07
Disputation: Fredagen den 7 december 2012, kl. 9.00, Hörsal Hjärtat, Sahlgrenska, Vita Stråket 12, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: nephrotic syndrome
adrenocorticotropic hormone
melanocortin 1 receptor
Abstract: Nephrotic syndrome is a term describing a group of poorly understood glomerular diseases that are responsible for a steadily increasing number of patients requiring active uremic care. Characteristic symptoms of nephrotic syndrome are proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipidemia and peripheral edema, and treatment of these symptoms, rather than their cause, is currently the only option available to the clinician. While the mechanisms underlying these diseases remain elusive, a number of studies ... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8554-0
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