Neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a biomarker of kidney injury. We examined plasma levels of NGAL in a cohort of 57 kidney allograft recipients (Tx group, 39 ± 13 years), a uraemic group of 40 patients remaining on the waiting list (47 ± 11 years) and a control group of 14 healthy subjects matched for age, sex and body mass index (BMI). The kidney graft recipients were studied at baseline before transplantation and 3 and 12 months after transplantation and the uraemic group at baseline and after 12 months.
B M C Nephrology, 2012, Vol 13
Acute-Phase Proteins; Adult; Biological Markers; Female; Humans; Kidney Failure, Chronic; Kidney Function Tests; Kidney Transplantation; Lipocalins; Male; Middle Aged; Prospective Studies; Proto-Oncogene Proteins; Time Factors; Uremia; Journal Article; Multicenter Study