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Article title: Renal lymphatic vessel dynamics

Authors: Elaine L. Shelton, Hai-Chun Yang, Jianyong Zhong, Michele M. Salzman, Valentina Kon

From the authors: “Renal collecting lymphatic vessels are dynamic and can respond to both extrinsic biomechanical forces and intrinsic bioactive factors. This study represents a significant step forward in our understanding of the mechanisms underlying renal lymphatic vessel function and highlights potential off-target effects of loop diuretics that may exacerbate fluid accumulation in edema-forming conditions.”

This study is highlighted as one of January’s "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.