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We thank our colleague Dr Patoulias1 for pointing out that sodium glucose transporter (SGLT)-2 inhibition (SGLT-2i) could mediate nephroprotection in patients with lupus nephritis (LN) and ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) via specific mechanisms within the tubular cell compartment independent of the presence of diabetes mellitus.2 As discussed by Dr Patoulias, kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) is affected by SGLT-2i correlating with improvements in albuminuria, a hallmark of …
Handling editor Josef S Smolen
Contributors MS wrote and submitted the draft. AK edited the first draft of the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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