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Pittsburgh Researchers Discover Genetic Link Between Two Juvenile Onset Renal Diseases

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December 5, 2002
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University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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Geneticists from the University of Pittsburgh have identified mutations in a gene that are responsible for two heritable kidney diseases. The discovery of four novel gene mutations in the uromodulin (UMOD) gene which are responsible for medullary cystic kidney disease 2 (MCKD2) and familial juvenile hyperuricemic nephropathy (FJHN) proves that these two diseases are actually the same condition, according to a study from the team of researchers led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 5 – Geneticists from the University of Pittsburgh have identified mutations in a gene that are responsible for two heritable kidney diseases. The discovery of four novel gene mutations in the uromodulin (UMOD) gene which are responsible for medullary cystic kidney disease 2 (MCKD2) and familial juvenile hyperuricemic nephropathy (FJHN) proves that these two diseases are actually the same condition, according to a study from the team of researchers led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. These findings, published in the December issue of the Journal of Medical Genetics, will allow physicians to more effectively test patients for this condition.


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