Uteroglobin gene polymorphism (G38A) may be a risk factor in childhood idiopathic nephrotic syndrome

KILIÇ B. D. , BÜYÜKÇELİK M., OĞUZKAN BALCI S., Pehlivan S. , KUL S., Col N., ...More

PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY, vol.33, no.2, pp.295-303, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00467-017-3800-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-303


Uteroglobin (UG) is a multifunctional protein with anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of this study was to first evaluate the role of UG gene G38A polymorphism in childhood idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS), and determine whether this variation may be related to the occurrence of INS or a steroid response.