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Genetic contribution to renal function and electrolyte balance: a twin study.

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A classical twin study was performed to assess the relative contributions of genetic and environmental factors to serum levels of calcium, phosphate and magnesium, urinary levels of calcium, sodium and potassium, and creatinine clearance. The subjects were 1747 adult female twin pairs: 539 monozygotic and 1208 dizygotic. The intraclass correlations were calculated, and maximum-likelihood model fitting was used to estimate genetic and environmental variance components. The intraclass correlati...

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Clinical science (London, England : 1979) More from this journal
Volume:
103
Issue:
3
Pages:
259-265
Publication date:
2002-09-01
EISSN:
1470-8736
ISSN:
0143-5221
Language:
English
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29792
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2012-12-19

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