Modulators of crescentic glomerulonephritis

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Glomerular crescent formation is a prominent feature of aggressive forms of glomerulonephritis and is associated with a poor prognosis. An understanding of the mechanisms involved in crescent formation is crucial for the development of new therapies for this disease. This article reviews current ideas on the pathogenesis of glomerular crescent formation and describes methods for modulation of this process. Emphasis is given to the role of the proinflammatory cytokines interleukin-1 and tumor necrosis factor-α in crescent development and its modulation by cytokine blockade.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2271-2278
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Society of Nephrology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Cytokine
  • Interleukin-1
  • Therapy
  • Tumor necrosis factor-a

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