Mineral (Mal)Adaptation to kidney disease—Young investigator award address: American society of nephrology kidney week 2014

Myles Wolf*

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Abstract

In the short time since its initial discovery as the cause of rare hypophosphatemic disorders, fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) has emerged as a major regulator of mineral metabolism and critical component of the bone andmineral adaptation to CKD.However, because elevated FGF-23 levels are also a novel biomarker and possible molecular mediator of increased risks of cardiovascular disease and death in CKD, the initially adaptive response to increase FGF-23 levels to maintain neutral phosphate balance in CKD may ultimately become maladaptive. Incorporating FGF-23 into understanding the complex physiology that governs normal bone and mineral metabolism and its alterations in CKD has filled critical knowledge gaps and opened a new landscape of exciting hypotheses and novel therapeutic strategies to be tested in the continued quest to alleviate the burden of CKD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1875-1885
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 7 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation

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