We re-post an article originally published in LIFE magazine in Nov 1962. This does not seem to be easily available online - so we have made it available here. It was written by Shana Alexander, who passed away in 2005.
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The NephJC Kidneys return for the fourth year. Time for #NephTwitter to nominate their favs.
Some cases of ADTKD are due to mutations of the MUC-1 gene, one mutation is a frame shift mutation that results in a premature stop codon. which results in accumulation of the abnormally short, and toxic protein MUC-1 fs . The researchers found a small protein, BRD4780, that reroute MUC-1fs to lysosomes, preventing proteinopathy and possibly altering the natural history of the disease.
This week is a joint #DermJC and #NephJC. We will discuss two articles - here is the summary of the larger case series, from Vandana Niyyar.
This week, we will discuss a perspective peice looking at the use of race in the eGFR formulas routinely used in the hospital. #NephJC chat.