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Anders, Hans-Joachim; Ponticelli, Claudio (2016): Membranous nephropathy and the Henle-Koch postulates. In: Nature Reviews Nephrology, Vol. 12, No. 8: pp. 447-448
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Abstract

Antibodies against several podocyte antigens have evolved as markers of diagnosis, disease activity, and prognosis in membranous nephropathy, but their pathogenic role remains debated. Detailed work-up of two cases of primary and secondary membranous nephropathy now supports the concept that thrombospondin type-1 domain-containing 7A autoantibodies are pathogenic.