Scientists Discuss Gout Findings

Michael Kottgen and Owen Woodward discuss their discovery of a urate transporter, ABCG2, which may play a role in gout.

Scientists and Cozzarelli Prize winners Michael Köttgen and Owen Woodward discuss their gout research and more specifically their discovery of a urate transporter, ABCG2, that may play a role in causing gout. The study, "Identification of a urate transporter, ABCG2, with a common functional polymorphism causing gout," published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, demonstrated that "at least 10% of all gout cases in whites are attributable to this causal variant."

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