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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Water Channels in the Kidneys and Beyond

November 03, 2023 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: Room 111, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

Water channels play an important role in human physiology, maintaining cellular volume and homeostasis. Water channel mutations or mal-modulations of water channels contribute to kidney diseases and beyond. This session focuses on novel regulations and roles of water channels in the kidneys and disease development. This session also discusses the new modulators and novel roles of water channels.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Explain the normal physiologic role of water channels
  • Describe the hormonal regulation of water channels in the kidneys
  • Discuss the potential targets of aquaporins in new drug development
  • Characterize the novel player in water channel regulation and disease development

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Fluid‚ Electrolyte‚ and Acid-Base Disorders
  • Hypertension and Cardiorenal Disorders