Your blood pressure might be normal, but what about your podocytes?

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Associations among hypertension, podocyte depletion, and chronic kidney disease are well-established, but whether mean arterial pressure (MAP) in the normal range influences podocyte depletion has not been previously examined. In this issue, Naik et al. use non-invasive urinary mRNA analysis to demonstrate that higher podocyte stress and detachment are associated with higher MAP in the normal range. The relationship between blood pressure and podocyte health suddenly got much more interesting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-547
Number of pages3
JournalKidney International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020

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