Bovine Serum Albumin-related Membranous Nephropathy Study

Study overview

Bovine serum albumin (BSA) is one of the cow’s milk and beef proteins that can escape from the intestinal barrier and induce formation of anti-BSA antibodies. Modern day foods are subjected to a variety of processing conditions that may modify food proteins, and thus could change their digestion and allow their passage into the blood stream. This study will examine individuals with a diagnosis of idiopathic membranous nephropathy and investigate the involvement of cationic BSA and its relationship to the subject’s clinical presentation, past medical history including dietary history, family history, and clinical course.

Eligibility Criteria

- Individuals with a biopsy confirmed diagnoses of membranous nephropathy prior to their 17th birthday

how to get involved

For more information or to participate, please contact:

Daniel Jenkins
Phone: (734) 232-4250
Email: umkidneystudies@umich.edu