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Research Article

Human Cytomegalovirus Induces TGF-β1 Activation in Renal Tubular Epithelial Cells after Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition

  • Masako Shimamura mail,

    mshimamura@peds.uab.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Joanne E. Murphy-Ullrich,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • William J. Britt

    Affiliations: Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America, Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Published: November 04, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001170

About the Authors

Masako Shimamura, William J. Britt
Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
Joanne E. Murphy-Ullrich
Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
William J. Britt
Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mshimamura@peds.uab.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MS JEMU. Performed the experiments: MS. Analyzed the data: MS JEMU WJB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MS JEMU WJB. Wrote the paper: MS JEMU WJB.