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Enzyme May Hold Key To New Treatment Of Diabetic Kidney Disease

Enzyme May Hold Key To New Treatment Of Diabetic Kidney Disease - General Science Questions and Layperson Board

Enzyme May Hold Key To New Treatment Of Diabetic Kidney Disease - General Science Questions and Layperson Board


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Northwestern University researchers have found an enzyme, called "ACE2," may hold the potential to treat diabetic kidney disease, the most common form of kidney disease. The researchers have found low levels of the ACE2 enzyme in kidneys of diabetic mice. When ACE2 was further decreased with an inhibitor drug, kidney disease worsened. Studies are now needed using compounds that increase the level of ACE2 in the kidneys of diabetic mice to see if it reverses or prevents kidney disease.
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