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Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 plays an important role in kidney disease. In several studies, the role of MCP-1 as a urine biomarker has been extensively studied. In many kidney diseases, there are elevated levels of MCP-1 in the kidney tissue and this is an important cause of monocyte infiltration in the pathogenesis of kidney damage. Elevated urinary MCP-1 levels have been able to predict outcome in proliferative kidney diseases such as lupus nephritis. However, in several studies it was also found that there was an increase in MCP-1 in diabetic kidney disease. Macrophages have even appeared early in diabetic kidney disease and are associated with the progression of kidney disease. Urinary MCP-1 levels are related to the degree of leukocyte infiltration in the tubulointerstitial. This supports inflammatory factors as part of the pathogenesis of diabetic kidney disease.


Diabetic kidney Inflammation Kidney disease Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1

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Suka Rahmatsyah, D. C., Harnavi Harun, & Deka Viotra. (2023). The Role of Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 (MCP-1) in Diabetic Kidney Disease. Bioscientia Medicina : Journal of Biomedicine and Translational Research, 7(9), 3579-3586.