Author Archives: Alice Melão

Review Provides Insight into Alport Patient and Research Communities

  The care of Alport syndrome patients at specific critical junctions — diagnosis, transition to adult care, and pregnancy — is among the topics of a recently published review study. The review, “The importance of clinician, patient and researcher collaborations in Alport syndrome,” was published in the journal…

New Mice Model Mimics Features of Human XLAS

A new mice model carrying a COL4A5 gene mutation that mimics many of the clinical features of human X-linked Alport syndrome was developed by Japanese researchers. These animals can now be used to better understand the underlying metabolic and biochemical mechanisms involved in the development and progression of…

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