Hepcidin protects the distal nephron

05-07-2018
Hepcidin protects the distal nephron
Dr. Rachel van Swelm demonstrated a protective role for hepcidin produced in the distal nephron against heme-induced injury.

Silencing of hepcidin renders the distal tubular derived mouse cortical collecting duct cells (mCCDcl1) more vulnerable for heme-induced injury (link to publication).