Feb. 14, 2011

C4d as Markers of Lupus Nephritis

Diagnosing and monitoring lupus-related kidney disease, called lupus nephritis, often requires an invasive kidney biopsy. Dr. Amy Kao of the Allegheny-Singer Research Institute in Pittsburgh, has conducted a study, supported by the Lupus Foundation of America, on evaluation of CD4 molecules on T-cells as a possible marker for lupus nephritis. Validating such a biomarker for this potentially life-threatening complication of lupus would eliminate or greatly reduce the need for kidney biopsies. In this video, Dr. Kao discusses her study and future steps for this line of investigation.

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