Research broadens the knowledge of kidney disease. Below are a few featured research articles from our Nephrology faculty. For a full list of articles, see the sidebar and click on faculty name.

The kidney's role in systemic metabolism - still much to learn

de Boer IH, Utzschneider KM

Maternal obesity is associated with congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract in offspring

Macumber I, Schwartz S, Leca N

Introduction to 30 Years: Lessons Learned in Dialysis

Nissenson AR, Mehrotra R

Repression of Interstitial Identity in Nephron Progenitor Cells by Pax2 Establishes the Nephron-Interstitium Boundary during Kidney Development

Natalie Naiman, Kaoru Fujioka, Mari Fujino, M. Todd Valerius, S. Steven Potter, Andrew P. McMahon, Akio Kobayashi

The Evolution of Cardiovascular Disease During the Transition to End-Stage Renal Disease

Bansal N

Can podocytes be regenerated in adults?

Shankland, Stuart J., Freedman, Benjamin S., Pippin, Jeffrey W.

Tracking the stochastic fate of cells of the renin lineage after podocyte depletion using multicolor reporters and intravital imaging

Natalya V. Kaverina, Hiroyuki Kadoya, Diana G. Eng,Michael E. Rusiniak, Maria Luisa S. Sequeira-Lopez, R. Ariel Gomez, Jeffrey W. Pippin, Kenneth W. Gross, Janos Peti-Peterdi, Stuart J. Shankland

Factors associated with maintenance of body mass index in the Jackson Heart Study: A prospective cohort study secondary analysis

Brandon J. Auerbach, Ronit Katz, Katherine Tucker, Edward J. Boykoa, Adam Drewnowskie, Alain Bertonif, Patricia Dubbertg, DeMarc A. Hicksonh, Adolfo Correai, Bessie A. Young

Exercise and CKD: Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction and Practical Application of Exercise to Prevent and Treat Physical Impairments in CKD

Baback Roshanravan, Jorge Gamboa, Kenneth Wilund

A bone marrow factor contributes to kidney disease

Stuart J ShanklandJ Ashley Jefferson

Genetic Variants Associated with Circulating Parathyroid Hormone

Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Bryan Kestenbaum

Effect of Coenzyme Q10 on Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress and Cardiac Function in Hemodialysis Patients: The CoQ10 Biomarker Trial

Matthew B. Rivara, Catherine K. Yeung, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Brian R. Phillips, John Ruzinski, Denise Rock, Lori Linke, Danny D. Shen, T. Alp Ikizler, Jonathan Himmelfarb

Association of Muscle Endurance, Fatigability, and Strength With Functional Limitation and Mortality in the Health Aging and Body Composition Study

Baback Roshanravan, Kushang V. Patel, Linda F. Fried, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Ian H. de Boer, Tamara Harris, Rachel A. Murphy, Suzanne Satterfield, Bret H. Goodpaster, Michael Shlipak, Anne B. Newman, Bryan Kestenbaum

Albuminuria Changes and Cardiovascular and Renal Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes: The DCCT/EDIC Study

Ian H. de Boer, Xiaoyu Gao, Patricia A. Cleary, Ionut Bebu, John M. Lachin, Mark E. Molitch, Trevor Orchard, Andrew D. Paterson, Bruce A. Perkins, Michael W. Steffes, Bernard Zinman

The Current State of Peritoneal Dialysis

Mehrotra R, Devuyst O, Davies SJ, Johnson DW

CKD and Muscle Mitochondrial Energetics

Baback Roshanravan, Bryan Kestenbaum, Jorge Gamboa, Sharon A. Jubrias, Ernest Ayers, Laura Curtin, Jonathan Himmelfarb, Ian. H. de Boer, Kevin E. Conley 

Partial podocyte replenishment in experimental FSGS derives from nonpodocyte sources.

Kaverina NV, Eng DG, Schneider RR, Pippin JW, Shankland SJ

Impaired Glucose and Insulin Homeostasis in Moderate-Severe CKD

Ian H. de Boer, Leila Zelnick, Maryam Afkarian, Ernest Ayers, Laura Curtin, Jonathan Himmelfarb, T. Alp Ikizler, Steven E. Kahn, Bryan Kestenbaum, Kristina Utzschneider

Cells of renin lineage express hypoxia inducible factor 2α following experimental ureteral obstruction

Ania Stefanska, Diana Eng, Natalya Kaverina, Jeffrey W. Pippin, Kenneth W. Gross, Jeremy S. Duffield, Stuart J. Shankland

Eculizumab use in kidney transplantation

Johnson CK, Leca N

Risk Factors for Rapid Kidney Function Decline Among African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study (JHS)

Young BA, Katz R, Boulware LE, Kestenbaum B, de Boer IH, Wang W, Fülöp T, Bansal N, Robinson-Cohen C, Griswold M, Powe NN, Himmelfarb J, Correa A

The Evolving Ethics of Dialysis in the United States: A Principlist Bioethics Approach

Catherine R. Butler, Rajnish Mehrotra, Mark R. Tonelli, Daniel Y. Lam