Aims Diabetic nephropathy is a leading cause of end-stage renal disease. The transforming growth factor beta-bone morphogenic protein (BMP) pathway is implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy. The BMP2, BMP4 and BMP7 genes are located near linkage peaks for renal dysfunction, and we hypothesize that genetic polymorphisms in these biological and positional candidate genes may be risk factors for diabetic kidney disease.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Internal Medicine