Category Archives: apolipoprotein L1 gene

Gene variants linked to shorter survival of transplanted kidneys identified.


Transplanted kidneys may not function long-term if they come from donors with variants in a particular gene, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014. Previous research from a single center in North Carolina found that risk variants in the apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1) in African American deceased kidney donors were linked with shorter survival

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