Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Lupus Study Advances Noninvasive Testing for Kidney Disease

Chaim Putterman, MD
September 30, 2011 - Research by Drs. Chaim Putterman and Chandra Mohan shows potential for a non-invasive test to monitor kidney disease by measuring levels of specific proteins in urine. The study, performed in mice, is now moving to investigations in the human disease.

Dr. Putterman is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Einstein/Montefiore Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Mohan is Walter M. and Helen D. Bader Professor in Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

The study is funded by the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) and is one of two investigations showing the potential for novel and non-invasive tests using biomarkers to assess kidney disease in lupus without the need for biopsy.

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