Genetic Renal Diseases: The Emerging Role of Zebrafish Models
AbstractThe structural and functional similarity of the larval zebrafish pronephros to the human nephron, together with the recent development of easier and more precise techniques to manipulate the zebrafish genome have motivated many researchers to model human renal diseases in the zebrafish. Over the last few years, great advances have been made, not only in the modeling techniques of genetic diseases in the zebrafish, but also in how to validate and exploit these models, crossing the bridge towards more informative explanations of disease pathophysiology and better designed therapeutic interventions in a cost-effective in vivo system. Here, we review the significant progress in these areas giving special attention to the renal phenotype evaluation techniques. We further discuss the future applications of such models, particularly their role in revealing new genetic diseases of the kidney and their potential use in personalized medicine. View Full-Text
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Elmonem, M.A.; Berlingerio, S.P.; van den Heuvel, L.P.; de Witte, P.A.; Lowe, M.; Levtchenko, E.N. Genetic Renal Diseases: The Emerging Role of Zebrafish Models. Cells 2018, 7, 130.
Elmonem MA, Berlingerio SP, van den Heuvel LP, de Witte PA, Lowe M, Levtchenko EN. Genetic Renal Diseases: The Emerging Role of Zebrafish Models. Cells. 2018; 7(9):130.Chicago/Turabian Style
Elmonem, Mohamed A.; Berlingerio, Sante P.; van den Heuvel, Lambertus P.; de Witte, Peter A.; Lowe, Martin; Levtchenko, Elena N. 2018. "Genetic Renal Diseases: The Emerging Role of Zebrafish Models." Cells 7, no. 9: 130.
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