Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition of tubular epithelial cells in renal fibrosis: A new twist on an old tale

Madhav C. Menon, Michael J. Ross

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Recent publications have questioned whether epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition of tubular epithelial cells is an important contributor to renal fibrosis. Two recent publications describe an intratubular epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition-like program of epithelial cell dedifferentiation that may contribute to the recruitment or proliferation of interstitial myofibroblasts after kidney injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalKidney international
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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