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MT16-004: Osteogenic proteins in feline kidneys with and without calcium oxalate uroliths

Many cats with kidney disease also have kidney stones, which cannot be treated and may make the disease worse. This study investigates whether diseased kidney cells develop traits similar to bone-forming cells and produce substances that cause stone formation. If this hypothesis is correct, new treatments that prevent or minimize mineralization should improve survival.

Grant ID: MT16-004

Status: Active

Year Funded: 2016

Amount awarded: $12,000

Investigator: Jody Lulich, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Eva Furrow, VMD, PhD, DACVIM; University of Minnesota