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The first 2 papers of this (328th) issue of NDT-E eventually shed light on the hitherto unexplained association between skin ichtyosis and nephrotic syndrome. Indeed S Lovric et al and R Prasad el al publish indepedently in the same issue of the JCI papers entitled "Mutations in sphingosine-1-phosphase lyase cause nephrosis with ichthyosis and adrenal insufficiency and "Sphingosine-1-phosphate lyase mutations cause primary adrenal insufficiency and steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome".
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