Anna Julie PEIRED

Nationality French
Year of selection2012
InstitutionUniversità degli Studi di Firenze
RiskLife risks

Type of support

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Granted amount

120 000 €


2 years

Protecting Aging Kidneys with Vitamin A?

Over 30% of older people suffer from chronic kidney disease. This may have to do with renal progenitor cells: with age, fewer may be produced or able to mature, leaving the kidney less able to repair itself. Dr. Anna Julie Peired’s research suggests that retinoic acid (RA), derived from vitamin A, counters these effects. If so, a vitamin A-rich diet or RA-based drugs could potentially delay or reverse age-related renal disease, reducing the need for costly therapies, like dialysis or kidney transplants.

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