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      Loss of Anionic Sites on the Glomerular Basement Membrane in Transplant Glomerulopathy

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          We studied anionic sites on the glomerular basement membrane in patients with chronic renal transplant rejection having clinical and histological features of transplant glomerulopathy. All patients had significant proteinuria (greater than 1 g/24 h as well as light- and electron-microscopic features very like focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, though no patient had that disease in the native kidney. A significant reduction in the density and absolute number of anionic sites was observed compared with controls and with patients having stable graft function. The findings suggest that the loss of anionic sites may play an important part in the pathogenesis of transplant glomerulopathy.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1994
          1994
          16 December 2008
          : 66
          : 2
          : 136-139
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Pathology and bDepartment of Medicine, University of Manitoba Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Man., Canada
          Article
          187790 Nephron 1994;66:136–139
          10.1159/000187790
          8139731
          © 1994 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 4
          Categories
          Original Paper

          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Chronic rejection, Transplant glomerulopathy, Anionic sites

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