How do we figure out if someone has MUC-associated ADTKD? How does this new research matter? This commentary breaks it down nicely for us
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.