Drosphilia Kidney Stones

Our AJP-Renal December podcast focuses on a manuscript describing the use of Drosophila to explore the role of a specific transport protein in the genesis of kidney stones.  Join Dr. Kleyman as he discusses this new model system with Dr. Michael Romero and Dr. Julian Dow.

Romero.jpg Dr. Michael Romero          Dow.jpg Dr. Julian Dow

Taku Hirata, Pablo Cabrero, Donald S. Berkholz, Daniel P. Bondeson, Erik L. Ritman, James R. Thompson, Julian A. T. Dow, and Michael F. Romero. In vivo Drosophilia genetic model for calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 303: F1555-F1562; published ahead of print September 19, 2012, doi:10.1152/ajprenal.00074.2012.