An update on basic and clinical issues
The podocyte is a key cell that forms the last barrier of the kidney filtration
unit. One of the most exciting developments in the field of nephrology in the
last decade has been the elucidation of its biology and its role in the pathophysiology
of inherited and acquired glomerular disease, termed podocytopathy. In this
publication, world-renowned experts summarize the most recent findings and advances
in the field: they describe the unique biological features and injury mechanisms
of the podocyte, novel techniques used in their study, and diagnosis and potential
therapeutic approaches to glomerular diseases.
Due to its broad scope, this publication is of great value not only for clinical nephrologists and researchers, but also for students, residents, fellows, and postdocs.