Stanescu, Horia C.; Arcos-Burgos, Mauricio (Oscar); Medlar, Alan; Bockenhauer, Detlef; Kottgen, Anna; Dragomirescu, Liviu; Catalin, Voinescu; Pearce, Kerra; Hubank, Mike; Stephens, Henrey A.F.
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic membranous nephropathy is a major cause of the nephrotic syndrome in adults, but its etiologic basis is not fully understood. We investigated the genetic basis of biopsy-proven cases of idiopathic membranous nephropathy in a white population. METHODS: We performed independent genomewide association studies of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy from three populations of white ancestry (75 French, 146 Dutch, and 335...[Show more]
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