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Research Article

Loxosceles gaucho Venom-Induced Acute Kidney Injury – In Vivo and In Vitro Studies

  • Rui V. Lucato Jr,

    Affiliations: Division of Nephrology, São José do Rio Preto Medical School, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil, Division of Nephrology, São Paulo Federal University, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Regina C. R. M. Abdulkader,

    Affiliation: Division of Nephrology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Katia C. Barbaro,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Immunopathology, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Glória E. Mendes,

    Affiliation: Division of Nephrology, São José do Rio Preto Medical School, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

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  • Isac Castro,

    Affiliation: Division of Nephrology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Maria A. S. F. Baptista,

    Affiliation: Division of Nephrology, São José do Rio Preto Medical School, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

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  • Patrícia M. Cury,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, São José do Rio Preto Medical School, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

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  • Denise M. C. Malheiros,

    Affiliation: Division of Nephrology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Nestor Schor,

    Affiliation: Division of Nephrology, São Paulo Federal University, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Luis Yu,

    Affiliation: Division of Nephrology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Emmanuel A. Burdmann mail

    burdmann@usp.br

    Affiliation: Division of Nephrology, São José do Rio Preto Medical School, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

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  • Published: May 31, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001182

About the Authors

Rui V. Lucato Jr, Glória E. Mendes, Maria A. S. F. Baptista, Emmanuel A. Burdmann
Division of Nephrology, São José do Rio Preto Medical School, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
Rui V. Lucato Jr, Nestor Schor
Division of Nephrology, São Paulo Federal University, São Paulo, Brazil
Regina C. R. M. Abdulkader, Isac Castro, Denise M. C. Malheiros, Luis Yu
Division of Nephrology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil
Katia C. Barbaro
Laboratory of Immunopathology, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, Brazil
Patrícia M. Cury
Department of Pathology, São José do Rio Preto Medical School, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: burdmann@usp.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EAB RCRMA LY NS KCB. Performed the experiments: RVL GEM IC. Analyzed the data: EAB RCRMA LY NS KCB RVL GEM IC MASFB PMC DMCM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EAB LY KCB MASFB PMC DMCM. Wrote the paper: EAB RCRMA LY NS KCB.