Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited disease that results from mutations in either polycystin (PKD1) or polycystin 2 (PKD2), both of which are large, complex, and multifunctional proteins whose loss results in the development of numerous fluid-filled cysts and fibrosis that compromise renal function. A number of spontaneous and engineered mouse models of PKD have provided some understanding of many aspects of cyst development, modifier genes, and mechanistic path...Expand abstract
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In the ring with polycystic kidney disease--avoiding the knockout punch.
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