Our recent publication in Kidney Int.

Kidney Int. March 2018, p626–642 CD44 is required for the pathogenesis of experimental crescentic glomerulonephritis and collapsing focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. J. Eymael et al. A key feature of glomerular diseases such as crescentic glomerulonephritis and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is the activation, migration and proliferation of parietal epithelial cells. CD44-positive activated parietal epithelial cells have been identified in proliferative cellular lesions in glomerular disease. However, it remains unknown whether CD44-positive parietal epithelial cells contribute to the pathogenesis of scarring glomerular diseases. Here, we evaluated this in experimental crescentic glomerulonephritis and the transgenic anti-Thy1.1 model for collapsing focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in CD44-deficient (cd44-/-) …

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Bart Smeets was selected for the Radboud Hypatia Track. The Radboud Hypatia Track is aimed at excellent researchers who are ready to develop themselves as leaders within their academic fields. Jennifer Eymael won the ‘Best presentation award’ at the “Junge Niere” meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nefrologie (DGfN). Jennifer Eymael was awarded with a travel grant for the German annual nephrology congress 2017, Mannheim, Germany. Bart Smeets received the Radboudumc Hypatia Tenure Track grant. Bart Smeets was award winner of the Dr. Werner Jackstädt Research Award 2014. This award is for the promotion and award of outstanding scientists in …

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