Research Abstracts Online
January 2010 - March 2011
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
PI: Yoav Segal
Genetics of Familial Kidney Diseases
This project seeks to answer the general question of how DNA sequence changes (mutations) shed light on kidney function in health and disease. The research covers families and mouse models with several forms of genetic kidney disease, including Alport syndrome, thin basement membrane nephropathy, familial autoimmune kidney diseases, and medullary cystic kidney disease.