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Immune Protein SuPAR Links Viral Infection as Possible Cause of Kidney Disease

November 22, 2023


Read time:

5-15 mins
Supar Molecule Scientific Diagram Receptor
Presented by Health Lab

Certain viral infections, such as HIV and COVID-19, have been linked to kidney dysfunction. Researchers from multiple universities, including U-M, conducted a study to pinpoint the specific protein causing kidney issues in these circumstances. Salim Hayek, M.D., co-senior author of the study, discusses how exactly this protein’s behavior leads to a potential kidney condition as well as future studies and treatments.

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