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- n. Any of a class of transmembrane proteins necessary for the proper functioning of the renal filtration barrier
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- n. A colorless neutral compound, C20H34O, contained in the lichen Neophronium arcticium. It crystallizes in needles which melt at 168°C.
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We administered cardin for heart disease and nephrin for kidney trouble, cerebrin for insanity
Charles MA, Pellerano LB, Sink H (2001) Characterization of Drosophila hibris, a gene related to human nephrin.
Kestila M, Lenkkeri U, Mannikko M, Lamerdin J, McCready P, et al. (1998) Positionally cloned gene for a novel glomerular protein-nephrin-is mutated in congenital nephrotic syndrome.
Interaction with podocin and nephrin in the slit diaphragm was shown
Cotran R, Mundel P, Miner JH, et al. (2001) CD2AP localizes to the slit diaphragm and binds to nephrin via a novel C-terminal domain.
TRPC6 is an essential component of the podocyte slit diaphragm, where it is integrated into a signaling complex that interacts with nephrin and podocin