PMG (Primary Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis and C3 Glomerulopathy)

Study code

Lead researcher
Prof. John Armour

Study type
Data only

Institution or company
University of Nottingham

Researcher type

Speciality area
Kidney Disorders, Genomics and Rare Diseases


We aim to find out if the number of copies and types of genes called Alpha Defensins has any influence on the risk of inflammatory kidney disease. We will do this by using genome sequencing data from people with and without kidney disease to read the sequence of these genes in people with and without kidney disease and see if there are any differences that suggest that Alpha Defensins play a role in the disease.