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A protein known as MG53 is not only present in kidney cells, but necessary for the organ to repair itself after acute injury, cardiovascular researchers have shown. "MG53 is a key component of cellular self-repair. Identification of MG53 as a vital component of reno-protection could lead to new preventive or therapeutic treatments for acute kidney failure," the lead investigator said.

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