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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 22 June 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 25, p. nf47
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.25.nf47]

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Releasing the Pressure

Eliminating kidney protein in mice relieves swelling spurred by diabetes drugs

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/25/nf47

Abstract: Diabetes patients want to get a tighter grip on their metabolism without holding onto excess water, and new work might lead the way. Mice with a particular genetic alteration don't suffer from fluid accumulation, a dangerous side effect triggered by some antidiabetes drugs. The findings might help researchers fine-tune therapies.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Releasing the Pressure. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (25), nf47 (2005).

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