Alport's syndrome

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Alport's syndrome

[′al‚pȯrts ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A very rare genetic disease of the glomeruli that results in glomerular scarring and eventual renal failure within the second or third decade of life.
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There are few therapeutic treatment options for patients with Alport syndrome and we believe that RG-012 entering the clinic represents an opportunity to make a significant step forward.
Under the 'Clinical Map Initiative', Regulus plans to enroll up to 120 Alport syndrome patients in a global natural history of disease study called ATHENA, which was initiated in September 2014 and is designed to characterize the natural decline of renal function as measured by established renal markers in Alport syndrome patients over time.
Linkage of thin basement membrane disease (TBMD) to the loci for X-linked and autosomal recessive Alport syndrome [abstract].
November 7, 2015, 10am-12pm: Novel Methodology for Assessing Inhibition of MicroRNA-21 by RG-012, a MicroRNA Therapeutic in Development for the Treatment of Kidney Dysfunction in Patients with Alport Syndrome
First a 40-year-old man with a lifelong diagnosis of Alport syndrome comes to see us because he needs assistance finding a suitable kidney donor.
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that several stem cell based therapies can help treat patients with Alport syndrome.
The work may also inform research on Alport syndrome, an inherited condition related to collagen IV that involves loss of kidney function, and Goodpasture syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease.
Chris Goodwin will travel to the US to give one of his organs to Eddie Goodwin, who has Alport syndrome, a hereditary kidney disease.
Eddie, who lives in Alabama, has hereditary kidney disease Alport syndrome.
Screening of the COL4A3 gene and finding a novel causative gene for TBMN will help clarify the pathogenesis of this disorder and perhaps for distinguishing TBMN from Alport syndrome.
Alport syndrome and thin glomerular basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) are genetically heterogenous conditions characterized by structural abnormalities in the glomerular basement membrane (GBM).
Nabeel Kamran, who suffers from Alport Syndrome, an inherited kidney inflammation, had his great-aunt's kidney transplanted in him on Friday by a team comprising specialists from Welcare Hospital, a transplant surgeon from the UK and support staff from Al Qasimi Hospital, which is run by the health ministry.