Lymphocytes promote albuminuria, but not renal dysfunction or histological damage in a mouse model of diabetic renal injury.
Diabetic nephropathy is an inflammatory disease with prominent leucocyte infiltration of the kidneys. While the importance of macrophages in diabetic renal injury has been clearly demonstrated, the role of lymphocytes is still unknown. We therefore examined the development of diabetic renal injury in lymphocyte-deficient mice.
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