Vitamin D protects podocytes from autoantibodies induced injury in lupus nephritis by reducing aberrant autophagy.


Department of Rheumatology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, 1 Easten Jianshe Road, Zhengzhou, 450052, Henan, People's Republic of China. [Email]


The aim of this study was to investigate whether vitamin D plays a protective role in podocyte injury induced by autoantibodies purified from the serum of patients with lupus nephritis (LN) via reducing aberrant autophagy.


Autophagy,Lupus nephritis,Podocyte,Vitamin D,