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A translational approach to congenital non-obstructive hydronephrosis.
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PMID:  23052658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Congenital hydronephrosis, defined as congenital dilatation of one or more components of the renal collecting system, is detected in 1-2% of all pregnancies. The majority of antenatally detected hydronephrosis is non-obstructive and either resolves or stabilizes. Management of persistently severe cases may include surgical intervention, the only available treatment. Recent data demonstrate that hedgehog signaling plays a critical role in regulating the structure and function of the collecting system in a manner dependent on the formation of GLI3 repressor. Here, we review the pathobiology and clinical management of non-obstructive hydronephrosis and describe how inhibitors of GLI3 repressor formation may serve as novel therapies for this disorder.
Robyn P Thom; Norman D Rosenblum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-198X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708728     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Program in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Medical Discovery Towers, 101 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1 L7.
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