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Quarterly Publications

A. Brent Alper, MD

Alper AB, Yi Y, Rahman M, Webber Ls, Magee L, von Dadelszen P, Pridjian G, Aina-Mumuney A, Saade G, Morgan J, Nuwayhid B, Belfort M, Puschett J. Performance of estimated glomerular filtration rate prediction equations in preeclamptic patients. Am J Perinatol 18 Nov 2010.

Ren Q, Paramesh A, Yau CL, Killackey M, Slakey D, Florman S, Buell J, Alper B, Simon E, Hamm LL, Zhang R. Long-term outcome of highly sensitized African American patients transplanted with deceased donor kidneys. Transpl Int. 2010 Nov 22.

Vecihi Batuman, MD

Balamuthusamy S, Hamrahian M, Zhang R, Batuman V. Myeloma kidney with isolated tubulointerstitial light chain deposition in a renal allograft. Clin Transplant. 2009 Feb 5 [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 19210683.

Hanjangsit K, Dimitrov P, Karmaus W, Batuman V, Simeonov V, Bonev A, Tsolova S. Reduced kidney size in adult offspring of Balkan endemic nephropathy patients and controls: a prospective study. Am J Med Sci. 2010 Aug; 340(2):94-102. PubMed PMID: 20555250.

Jalandhara N, Arora R, Batuman V. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and gadolinium-containing radiological contrast agents: an update. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Jun;89(6):920-3. Epub 2011 Apr 6. No abstract available. PMID: 21471962

Kahn E, Batuman V, Lertora JJL: Emergence of biomarkers in nephropharmacology. Biomarkers Med. 4(6), 805–814 (2010).

Karmaus W, Dimitrov P, Simeonov V, Tsolova S, Batuman V. Offspring of parents with Balkan Endemic Nephropathy have higher C-reactive protein levels suggestive of inflammatory processes: a longitudinal study. BMC Nephrol 2009 Apr 28;10:10. PubMed PMID: 19400955; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2681460.

Khan AM, Li M, Balamuthusamy S, Maderdrut JL, Simon EE, Batuman V. Myeloma light chain-induced renal injury in mice. Nephron Exp Nephrol. 2010;116(2):e32-41. Epub 2010 Jun 29. PubMed PMID: 20588062.

Khan AM, Li M, Brant E, Maderdrut JL, Majid DS, Simon EE, Batuman V. J Investig Med. 2011 Mar 3. Renoprotection With Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide in Cyclosporine A-Induced Nephrotoxicity. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21383633

Li M, Balamuthusamy S, Khan AM, Maderdrut JL, Simon EE, Batuman V. Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide ameliorates cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury. Peptides. 2010 Apr;31(4):592-602. Epub 2009 Dec 23. PubMed PMID: 20034524.

Li M, Balamuthusamy S, Khan AM, Maderdrut JL, Simon EE, Batuman V. Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide Prevents Cisplatin-Induced Renal Failure. J Mol Neurosci. 2010 Jun 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20514524.

Li M, Batuman V. Vitamin D: a new hope for chronic kidney disease? Kidney Int. 2009 Dec 76(12):1219-21. Review. PubMed PMID: 19946310.

Li M, Khan AM, Maderdrut JL, Simon EE, Batuman V. The Effect of PACAP38 on MyD88-Mediated Signal Transduction in Ischemia-/Hypoxia-Induced Acute Kidney Injury. Am J Nephrol, 32(6), 522-532 (2010).

Sengul S, Li M, Batuman V. Myeloma kidney: toward its prevention--with new insights from in vitro and in vivo models of renal injury. J Nephrol 2009 Jan-Feb 22(1):17-28. PubMed PMID: 19229815.

Jing Chen, MD

Bazzano LA, Gu D, Whelton MR, Wu X, Chen CS, Duan X, Chen J, Chen JC, He J. Body mass index and risk of stroke among Chinese men and women. Ann Neurol. 2010 Jan;67(1):11-20. PubMed PMID: 20186847.

Chen J. Epidemiology of hypertension and chronic kidney disease in China. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2010 May;19(3):278-82. PubMed PMID: 20216066.

Chen S, Wang H, Lu X, Liu DP, Chen J, Jaquish CE, Rao DC, Hixson JE, Kelly TN, Hou L, Wang L, Huang J, Chen CS, Rice TK, Whelton PK, He J, Gu D. Polymorphisms in the GNB3 and ADD1 genes and blood pressure in a Chinese population. Hum Genet. 2010 May 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20473689.

DeLoach SS, Appel LJ, Chen J, Joffe MM, Gadegbeku CA, Mohler ER 3rd, Parsa A, Perumal K, Rafey MA, Steigerwalt SP, Teal V, Townsend RR, Rosas SE. Aortic pulse pressure is associated with carotid IMT in chronic kidney disease: report from Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort. Am J Hypertens. 2009 Dec;22(12):1235-41.PubMed PMID: 19779470; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2831208.

Gu D, Kelly TN, Hixson JE, Chen J, Liu D, Chen JC, Rao DC, Mu J, Ma J, Jaquish CE, Rice TK, Gu C, Hamm LL, Whelton PK, He J. Genetic variants in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and salt sensitivity of blood pressure. J Hypertens. 2010 Jun;28(6):1210-20. PubMed PMID: 20486282; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2884148.

Gutiérrez OM, Anderson C, Isakova T, Scialla J, Negrea L, Anderson AH, Bellovich K, Chen J, Robinson N, Ojo A, Lash J, Feldman HI, Wolf M; on behalf of the CRIC Study Group. Low Socioeconomic Status Associates with Higher Serum Phosphate Irrespective of Race. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Sep 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20847142.

He J, Gu D, Chen J, Wu X, Kelly TN, Huang JF, Chen JC, Chen CS, Bazzano LA, Reynolds K, Whelton PK, Klag MJ. Premature deaths attributable to blood pressure in China: a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2009 Nov 21;374(9703):1765-72. Epub 2009 Oct 5. PubMed PMID: 19811816.

Isakova T, Wahl P, Vargas GS, Gutiérrez OM, Scialla J, Xie H, Appleby D, Nessel L, Bellovich K, Chen J, Hamm L, Gadegbeku C, Horwitz E, Townsend RR, Anderson CA, Lash JP, Hsu CY, Leonard MB, Wolf M. Fibroblast growth factor 23 is elevated before parathyroid hormone and phosphate in chronic kidney disease. Kidney Int. 2011 Jun;79(12):1370-8. Epub 2011 Mar 9. PubMed PMID: 21389978.

Kelly TN, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Mei H, Rice TK, Jaquish CE, Shimmin LC, SchwanderK, Chen CS, Liu D, Chen J, Bormans C, Shukla P, Farhana N, Stuart C, Whelton PK, He J, Gu D. Genome-wide Linkage and Positional Candidate Gene Study of BloodPressure Response to Dietary Potassium Intervention: The GenSalt Study. CircCardiovasc Genet. 2010 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20861505.

Montasser ME, Gu D, Chen J, Shimmin LC, Gu C, Kelly TN, Jaquish CE, Rice T, Rao DC, Cao J, Chen J, Liu DP, Whelton PK, He J, Hixson JE. Interactions of Genetic Variants With Physical Activity Are Associated With Blood Pressure in Chinese: The GenSalt Study. Am J Hypertens. 2011 Jun 9. doi: 10.1038/ajh.2011.97. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21654856.

Montasser ME, Shimmin LC, Gu D, Chen J, Gu C, Kelly TN, Jaquish CE, Rice T, Rao D, Cao J, Chen J, Liu DP, Whelton P, He J, Hixson JE. Blood pressure response to potassium supplementation is associated with genetic variation in endothelin 1 and interactions with E selectin in rural Chinese. J Hypertens. 2009 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 19996987.

Stevens LA, Claybon MA, Schmid CH, Chen J, Horio M, Imai E, Nelson RG, Van Deventer M, Wang HY, Zuo L, Zhang YL, Levey AS. Evaluation of the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equation for estimating the glomerular filtration rate in multiple ethnicities. Kidney Int. 2010 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21107446.

Thompson AM, Zhang Y, Tong W, Xu T, Chen J, Zhao L, Kelly TN, Chen CS, Bazzano LA, He J. Association of obesity and biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in adults in Inner Mongolia, China. Int J Cardiol. 2010 May 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20439121.

Townsend RR, Anderson AH, Chen J, Gadebegku CA, Feldman HI, Fink JC, Go AS, Joffe M, Nessel LA, Ojo A, Rader DJ, Reilly MP, Teal V, Teff K, Wright JT, Xie D. Metabolic Syndrome, Components, and Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence in Chronic Kidney Disease: Findings from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Am J Nephrol. 2011;33(6):477-84. Epub 2011 Apr 27. PubMed PMID: 21525746; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3095834.

Townsend RR, Wimmer NJ, Chirinos JA, Parsa A, Weir M, Perumal K, Lash JP, Chen J, Steigerwalt SP, Flack J, Go AS, Rafey M, Rahman M, Sheridan A, Gadegbeku CA, Robinson NA, Joffe M. Aortic PWV in chronic kidney disease: a CRIC ancillary study. Am J Hypertens. 2010 Mar;23(3):282-9. Epub 2009 Dec 17. PubMed PMID: 20019670; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2822073.

Wang L, Hou L, Li H, Chen J, Kelly TN, Jaquish CE, Rao DC, Hixson JE, Hu D,Chen CS, Gu C, Chen S, Lu X, Whelton PK, He J, Lu F, Huang J, Liu DP, Gu D; forthe GenSalt Collaborative Research Group. Genetic variants in the renin-angiotensin system and blood pressure reactions to the cold pressor test. J Hypertens. 2010 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20811292.

Zhang Y, Thompson AM, Tong W, Xu T, Chen J, Zhao L, Kelly TN, Chen CS, He J. Biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction and risk of hypertension among Inner Mongolians in China. J Hypertens. 2010 Jan;28(1):35-40. PubMed PMID: 19770776.

Zhao Q, Gu D, Hixson JE, Liu DP, Rao DC, Jaquish CE, Kelly TN, Lu F, Ma J, Mu J, Shimmin LC, Chen J, Mei H, Hamm LL, He J. Common Variants in Epithelial Sodium Channel Genes Contribute to Salt-Sensitivity of Blood Pressure: The GenSalt Study. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2011 May 11. Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21562341.

Zhao Q, Gu D, Kelly TN, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Jaquish CE, Chen J, Huang J, Chen CS, Gu CC, Whelton PK, He J. Association of Genetic Variants in the Apelin-APJ System and ACE2 With Blood Pressure Responses to Potassium Supplementation: The GenSalt Study. Am J Hypertens. 2010 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20224560.

Zhao Q, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Gu D, Jaquish CE, Rice T, Shimmin LC, Chen J, Cao J, Kelly TN, Hamm LL, He J. Genetic variants in the apelin system and blood pressure responses to dietary sodium interventions: a family-based association study. J Hypertens. 2010 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20125035.

Katie Hering-Smith, PhD

Hamm LL, Hering-Smith KS. Am J Med Sci. 2010 Jul;340(1):30-2. Review.PMID: 20610969. Interleukin-6 stimulates epithelial sodium channels in mouse cortical collecting duct cells.

Hamm LL, Zhuang F, and Hering-Smith KS. Regulation of Sodium Transport by ENaC in the Kidney. Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension 19:98–105, 2010. PMID: 19996890

Hering-Smith, K. “Pivotal role of the kidney in hypertension”.

Hering-Smith KS, Schiro FR, Pajor AM, Hamm LL. Calcium Sensitivity of Dicarboxylate Transport in Cultured Proximal Tubule Cells. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2010 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 21123491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Li K, Guo D, Zhu H, Hering-Smith KS, Hamm LL, Ouyang J, Dong Y. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2010 Aug; 299(2):R590-5. Epub 2010 May 26.PMID: 20504903

Myra Kleinpeter, MD

Kleinpeter MA, Duval L, Hedrick N and Woodruff S. An Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF) Functionality Quality Improvement Tracking Tool - Developed and Implemented to Improve Newly Placed AVF Utilization Rates and Patient Outcomes. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 2010;37(6):655-662.

Kleinpeter, MA, Crawford PW, Frazier T. “The Minority Intervention and Kidney Education Program: A Community Based program of the American Kidney Fund.” Diabetes in Black America (Book Chapter on CKD)

Kevin Krane, MD

Hatem CJ, Searle NS, Gunderman R, Krane NK, Perkowski L, Schutze GE, Steinert Y. The Educational Attributes and Responsibilities of Effective Medical Educators. Acad Med 86:474-480, 2011. PMID: 21346510

Krane NK. “Renal Disease in Pregnancy”, electronic publication (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/246123-overview) in eMedicine from WebMD (2010)

Min Li, MD, PhD

Khan AM, Li M, Balamuthusamy S, Maderdrut JL, Simon EE, Batuman V. Myeloma Light Chain-Induced Renal Injury in Mice. Nephron Exp. Nephrol., (In press), 2010. (PMID: 20588062)

Khan, Altaf-M PhD*; Li, Min MD, PhD*; Brant, Elizabeth MD*; Maderdrut, Jerome L. PhD†; Majid, Dewan S.A. PhD‡; Simon, Eric E. MD*§; Batuman, Vecihi MD*§. Renoprotection With Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide in Cyclosporine A-Induced Nephrotoxicity. Journal of Investigative Medicine: June 2011 - Volume 59 - Issue 5 - pp 793-802. PMID: 21383633.

Li M, Balamuthusamy S, Khan AM, Maderdrut JL, Simon E, Batuman V. Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide Ameliorates Cisplatin-Induced Acute Kidney Injury. Peptides, 31 (4), 592-602, 2010. (PMID: 20034524)

Li M, Balamuthusamy S, Khan AM, Maderdrut JL, Simon EE, Batuman V. Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide Prevents Cisplatin-Induced Renal Failure. J Mol Neurosci. 2010 July. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20514524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Li, M, Batuman, V. (2009). Vitamin D: a new hope for chronic kidney disease? Kidney Intl., 76, 1219-1221. PMID: 19946310

Li M, Khan AM, Maderdrut JL, Simon EE, Batuman V. The Effect of PACAP38 on MyD88-Mediated Signal Transduction in Ischemia-/Hypoxia-Induced Acute Kidney Injury. Am J Nephrol. 2010;32(6):522-32. Epub 2010 Oct 28. PMID: 20980738

Sengul, S, Li, M, Batuman, V. (2009). Myeloma Kidney: myeloma kidney: toward its prevention – with new insights from in vitro and in vivo models of renal injury. J. Nephrol., 22(1), 17-28. PMID: 19229815

Biotech company established:

Orthopeptide Biotechnology, LLC (M. Li, J. Maderdrut, D. Coy, V. Batuman and M. Arimura), a biotech company that initially located at the New Orleans BioInnvovation Center with the support of the Research Commercialization and Educational Enhancement Program (013RCEEP-07) from Louisiana Board of Regents was established on May 24, 2010. The company will explore the various options for the development of PACAP as a novel therapeutic agent for the treatment of blood cancer and inflammatory kidney diseases.

Ivo Lukitsch, MD

Hoff U*, Lukitsch I*, Chaykovska L, Ladwig M, Arnold C, Manthati VL, Fuller TF, Schneider W, Gollasch M, Muller DN, Flemming B, Seeliger E, Luft FC, Falck JR, Dragun D, Schunck WH. Inhibition of 20-HETE synthesis protects from renal ischemia/reperfusion injury. Kidney Int. 2010 Oct 20. * both authors contributed equally

Nazih Nakhoul, PhD

Abdulnour S, Nakhoul H, Kalliny M, Gyftopoulos A, Rabon E, Doetjes R, Brown K, Nakhoul N. “Ion transport mechanisms linked to bicarbonate secretion in the esophageal submucosal glands.” Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 301: R83-96, 2011. PMID: 21474426 [PubMed - in process] PMCID: PMC3129871 [Available on 2012/7/1]

Nakhoul NL, Abdulnour-Nakhoul SM, Boulpaep EL, Rabon E, Schmidt E, Hamm LL. Substrate specificity of Rhbg: ammonium and methyl ammonium transport. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2010 Sep;299(3):C695-705. Epub 2010 Jun 30.PMID: 20592240 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] .

Nakhoul NL, Abdulnour-Nakhoul SM, Schmidt E, Doetjes R, Rabon E, Hamm LL. “pH Sensitivity of Ammonium Transport by Rhbg.” Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2010 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 20810915 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20810915

Nakhoul, N. L. and Batuman, V. Role of the proximal tubule in the pathogenesis of kidney disease. In: Experimental models for renal renal diseases: Impact on understanding pathogenesis and improving diagnosis. G.A Herrara (editor). 2010 (In press).

Eric Simon, MD

Amatya A, Florman S, Paramesh A, McGee J, Killackey M, Ren Q, Alper B, Heneghan J, Simon E, Sullivan K, Slakey D, and Zhang R. HLA-matched Kidney Transplantation in the Era of Modern immunosuppressive Therapy. Dialysis and Transplantation 2010; 2010:39:193-8. Khan AM, Li M, Balamuthusamy S, Maderdrut JL, Simon EE, Batuman V. Myeloma light chain-induced renal injury in mice. Nephron Exp Nephrol. 2010;116(2):e32-41. Epub 2010 Jun 29. PubMed PMID: 20588062.

Khan AM, Li M, Brant E, Maderdrut JL, Majid DS, Simon EE, Batuman V. Renoprotection With Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide in Cyclosporine A-Induced Nephrotoxicity. J Investig Med. 2011 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21383633

Li M, Balamuthusamy S, Khan AM, Maderdrut JL, Simon EE, Batuman V. Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide ameliorates cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury. Peptides. 2010 Apr;31(4):592-602. Epub 2009 Dec 23. PubMed PMID: 20034524.

Li M, Balamuthusamy S, Khan AM, Maderdrut JL, Simon EE, Batuman V. Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide Prevents Cisplatin-Induced Renal Failure. J Mol Neurosci. 2010 July. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20514524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Rubin Zhang, MD

Amatya A, Florman S, Paramesh A, McGee J, Killackey M, Ren Q, Alper B, Heneghan J, Simon E, Sullivan K, Slakey D, and Zhang R. HLA-matched Kidney Transplantation in the Era of Modern immunosuppressive Therapy. Dialysis and Transplantation 2010; 2010:39:193-8.

Jalandhara N, Thakor P, Goswami M, and Zhang R. Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease in Kidney Transplant Patient. Dialysis and Transplantation 2011; 5:226-230.

Kandil E, Florman S, Alabbas H, Abdullah O, McGee J, Noureldine S, Slakey D, and Zhang R. Exploring the Effect of Parathyroidectomy for Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism after Kidney Transplantation. Am. J. Med. Sci. 2010; 339:420-4.

Killackey M, Zhang R, Sparks K, Paramesh A, Slakey D, and Florman S. The Challenges of Abdominal Organ Transplant in Obesity. CME topic, South. Med. J. 2010; 103:532-40.

Liao J, Soltani Z, Ebenezer P, Zhang R, Asghar A, Aguilar E, Francis J, Hu X, Ferder L and Reisin E. Tesaglitazar, a Dual Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor Agonist, Improves Metabolic Abnormalities and Reduces Renal Injury in Obese Zucker Rats. Nephron Exp Nephrol 2010; 114(2):e61-e68.

McGee J, Magnus JH, Islam T, Jaffe B, Zhang R, Florman S, Hamm LL , Mruthinti N, Sullivan K, Slakey DP. Donor-Recipient Gender and Size Mismatch Impacts Graft Success after Kidney Transplantation. J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2010; 210:718-25.

McGee J, Magnus JH, Zhang R, Florman S, Hamm LL, Islam TM, Sullivan K, Mruthinti N, and Slakey DP. Race and Gender are not Independent Risk Factors of Allograft Loss after Kidney Transplantation. American Journal of Surgery 2011; 201:463-467. PMID: 20864077

Paramesh AS, Zhang R, Baber J, Yau CL, Slakey DP, Killackey MT, Ren Q, Sullivan K, Heneghan J and Florman S. The Effect of HLA Mismatch on Highly Sensitized Renal Allograft Recipients. Clin Transplant 2011; Accepted, published online: 28 JUL 2010; DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2010.01306. PMID: 20682021

Ren Q, Paramesh AS, Yau CL, Florman S, Killackey M, Slakey DP, Alper B, Simon E, Hamm LL and Zhang R. Kidney Transplantation in Highly Sensitized African Americans. Transplant International 2011; 24(3):259-65. PMID: 21091553

Van Sickels NJ, Mave V, Zhang R, Killackey MT, Paramesh AS, Regenstein FG, and Mushatt D. Five Organ Transplant Patients Infected With Influenza in the Early Fall of 2009. J La State Med Soc 2010; 160: 206-213.

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