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Extracellular Matrix: Alport Syndrome

  • Stephen H. Tsang
  • Tarun SharmaEmail author
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1085)

Abstract

  • Patients present with X-linked inheritance; Alport syndrome occurs in approximately 1 in 50,000 newborns.

  • The systemic features include progressive interstitial nephritis, renal failure by the fifth decade, and neurosensory deafness.

Keywords

Extracellular matrix Alport syndrome 

Suggested Reading

  1. Savige J, Sheth S, Leys A, Nicholson A, Mack HG, Colville D. Ocular features in Alport syndrome: pathogenesis and clinical significance. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015;10:703–9.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jonas Children’s Vision Care, Bernard & Shirlee Brown Glaucoma Laboratory, Columbia Stem Cell Initiative-Departments of Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, Pathology & Cell Biology, Institute of Human Nutrition, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia UniversityEdward S. Harkness Eye Institute, NewYork-Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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