Kidney: Hereditary Disorders
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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How to Cite
Esquivel, E. L. and Somlo, S. 2006. Kidney: Hereditary Disorders. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
Hereditary disorders of the kidney consist of a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by abnormalities in the ability of the kidneys to filter waste products and/or maintain acid–base and fluid homeostasis. Elucidation of the underlying genetic lesions has enhanced our basic understanding of renal physiology, as well as of normal kidney development and cellular differentiation.
- kidney diseases;
- kidney development;
- ion transport;
- acid–base balance;