A study of the mechanisms of proteinuria in nephritis and chronic renal failure.

This study was carried out on 50 patients suffering from renal disorders; 30 nephritis patients and 20 chronic renal failure patients. Twenty-four healthy persons were used as a control group. In order to cast some light on the degree of the impaired glomerular permeability with respect to the blood proteins, selectivity of proteinuria was assessed by means of the clearance of albumin, ceruloplasmin, transferrin, and haptoglobin. Disturbances in the metabolism of these proteins were observed and discussed in light of the proteinuria selectivity index. The demonstration of the selective proteinuria in the presence of haptoglobin was concluded to be indicative of the degree of impaired glomerular permeability in nephritis and chronic renal failure.
AuthorsM M el-Sharabasy, M A Sobh, M A Abou-Seif
JournalBiochemical medicine and metabolic biology (Biochem Med Metab Biol) Vol. 38 Issue 2 Pg. 190-4 (Oct 1987) ISSN: 0885-4505 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID3675921 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Blood Proteins
  • Blood Proteins (metabolism)
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic (metabolism)
  • Kidney Glomerulus (metabolism)
  • Nephritis (metabolism)
  • Permeability
  • Proteinuria (etiology)

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