Diabetic kidney disease has been decoded and that now offers new avenues for diagnosis and treatment for people affected by it. Researchers have said that there new study represents hope for a complication that is deadly as well as incurable. Diabetes is a leading cause of kidney disease. There is always hope in areas like this.
- Oxidative stress in the “power plants” within a population of kidney cells progressively impairs the ability of the bean-shaped organs to strain blood for waste products and produce urine.
- Diabetic kidney disease is one of the major causes of death in diabetic patients, and is also the leading single cause of end-stage renal disease in the United States.
- Researchers used an experimental small molecule, BQ-123, to specifically block this receptor. Mice that were destined to develop diabetic kidney disease were spared from the disorder.
“A research team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has revealed biological pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease, providing hope that both early diagnostic tests and targeted treatment can be designed.”