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Abstract

Abstract

This review focuses on the mechanisms that underlie the development of human renal cystic diseases. A pathological, clinical, and pathophysiological overview is given. Initial analysis of the cell biology of inappropriate hyperproliferation accompanied by fluid secretion of cyst-lining epithelia has been followed by the elucidation of fundamental defects in epithelial polarity, cell-matrix and cell-cell interactions, and apoptosis, all of which are discussed. Identification of the genes and proteins responsible for several renal cystic diseases has led to a more complete understanding of defects in renal developmental programming, differentiation, and morphogenesis, all of which underlie cystic diseases of the kidney.

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2007-02-28
2024-06-13
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