Activin/myostatin receptor signaling and vascular calcifications in chronic kidney disease: A “liaison dangereuse”?
Giacomo Garibotto1,2 , Pasquale Esposito1,2, Daniela Picciotto1,2, Daniela Verzola1,2
1Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, University of Genova, Genova, Italy
2Department of Internal Medicine, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genova, Italy
Correspondence to: Giacomo Garibotto
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, Università di Genova, Viale Benedetto XV, 6, 16132 Genoa, Italy. E-mail:

Edited by Gheun-Ho Kim, Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Received: August 6, 2019; Revised: August 9, 2019; Accepted: August 9, 2019; Published online: October 23, 2019.
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