Protein Essential For Kidney-to-Bladder Urine Transfer

Wed, 27 Dec 2006 02:00 PM EST

... Tests of a protein's role in the immune system have revealed a surprising connection to a kidney problem that occurs in approximately one percent of all live births."This condition, which is known as functional obstruction, impairs the ureter’s ability to pump urine from the kidney to the bladder," says senior author Wojciech Swat, Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology and immunology. [click link for full article] ...