The renal draining lymph nodes in acute inflammatory kidney disease

A. Richard Kitching, Stephen R. Holdsworth

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Renal lymphatics are implicated in renal disease, but their function in inflammatory kidney diseases is relatively poorly defined. In the current issue, Kasinath et al. examine the role of the kidney draining lymph node in experimental glomerulonephritis, as well the role of fibroblastic reticular cells within lymph nodes. Removing the kidney-draining lymph nodes prior to the induction of glomerulonephritis attenuated disease, as did interventions that affected the function of lymph nodes in general.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages3
JournalKidney International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

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