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Estimation of Nephron Number in Whole Kidney using the Acid Maceration Method
 

Estimation of Nephron Number in Whole Kidney using the Acid Maceration Method

Article doi: 10.3791/58599
May 22nd, 2019

Summary May 22nd, 2019

Estimates of whole kidney nephron number are important clinically and experimentally, as there is an inverse association between nephron number and an enhanced risk of renal and cardiovascular disease.Herein, the use of the acid maceration method, which provides fast and reliable estimates of whole kidney nephron number, is demonstrated.

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