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Nicholas, Susanne B

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolNephrology
PhoneApt 67662, Adm 66741
Emailsunicholas@mednet.ucla.edu
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    Prediction of Chronic Kidney Disease by Simulation Modeling to Improve the Health of Minority Populations
    NIH/NIMHD R01MD014712Jan 23, 2020 - Nov 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Cyclic RGD Peptide in the Treatment of DMGS
    NIH/NIDDK K08DK059343Jun 15, 2002 - Mar 31, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Genetics of Diabetic Nephropathy in Mexican-Americans a*
    NIH/NIDDK U01DK057303Sep 30, 1999 - Sep 29, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Nicholas SB. Use of urinary proteomics in diagnosis and monitoring of diabetic kidney disease. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2020 Apr; 8(4):261-262. PMID: 32135137.
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    2. Tuttle KR, Alicic RZ, Duru OK, Jones CR, Daratha KB, Nicholas SB, McPherson SM, Neumiller JJ, Bell DS, Mangione CM, Norris KC. Clinical Characteristics of and Risk Factors for Chronic Kidney Disease Among Adults and Children: An Analysis of the CURE-CKD Registry. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Dec 02; 2(12):e1918169. PMID: 31860111.
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    3. Shen JI, Nicholas SB, Williams S, Norris KC. Evidence for and Against ACC/AHA 2017 Guideline for Target Systolic Blood Pressure of
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    4. Norris KC, Duru OK, Alicic RZ, Daratha KB, Nicholas SB, McPherson SM, Bell DS, Shen JI, Jones CR, Moin T, Waterman AD, Neumiller JJ, Vargas RB, Bui AAT, Mangione CM, Tuttle KR. Rationale and design of a multicenter Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and at-risk for CKD electronic health records-based registry: CURE-CKD. BMC Nephrol. 2019 Nov 20; 20(1):416. PMID: 31747918.
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    5. Sinha SK, Nicholas SB, Sung JH, Correa A, Rajavashisth TB, Norris KC, Lee JE. hs-CRP Is Associated With Incident Diabetic Nephropathy: Findings From the Jackson Heart Study. Diabetes Care. 2019 Nov; 42(11):2083-2089. PMID: 31511234.
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    6. Hasnain H, Afif N, Nicholas SB. Case Report: 52-Year-Old Male with Right Upper Quadrant Abdominal Pain. J Clin Nephrol Ren Care. 2018; 4(2). PMID: 31360915.
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    7. Norris KC, Olabisi O, Barnett ME, Meng YX, Martins D, Obialo C, Lee JE, Nicholas SB. The Role of Vitamin D and Oxidative Stress in Chronic Kidney Disease. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 11 30; 15(12). PMID: 30513574.
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    8. Norris KC, Edwina Barnett M, Meng YX, Martins D, Nicholas SB, Gibbons GH, Lee JE. Rationale and design of a placebo controlled randomized trial to assess short term, high-dose oral cholecalciferol on select laboratory and genomic responses in African Americans with hypovitaminosis D. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 09; 72:20-25. PMID: 30012355.
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    9. Norris KC, Nicholas SB. Community-Based CKD Screening in Black Americans. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 04 06; 13(4):521-523. PMID: 29545382.
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    10. Harding K, Mersha TB, Pham PT, Waterman AD, Webb FA, Vassalotti JA, Nicholas SB. Health Disparities in Kidney Transplantation for African Americans. Am J Nephrol. 2017; 46(2):165-175. PMID: 28787713.
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    11. Harding K, Mersha TB, Vassalotti JA, Webb FA, Nicholas SB. Current State and Future Trends to Optimize the Care of Chronic Kidney Disease in African Americans. Am J Nephrol. 2017; 46(2):176-186. PMID: 28787720.
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    12. Harding K, Mersha TB, Webb FA, Vassalotti JA, Nicholas SB. Current State and Future Trends to Optimize the Care of African Americans with End-Stage Renal Disease. Am J Nephrol. 2017; 46(2):156-164. PMID: 28787724.
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    13. Bruce MA, Martins D, Duru K, Beech BM, Sims M, Harawa N, Vargas R, Kermah D, Nicholas SB, Brown A, Norris KC. Church attendance, allostatic load and mortality in middle aged adults. PLoS One. 2017; 12(5):e0177618. PMID: 28520779.
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    14. Norris KC, Williams SF, Rhee CM, Nicholas SB, Kovesdy CP, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Ebony Boulware L. Hemodialysis Disparities in African Americans: The Deeply Integrated Concept of Race in the Social Fabric of Our Society. Semin Dial. 2017 05; 30(3):213-223. PMID: 28281281.
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    15. Norris KC, Nicholas SB. Racial Disparities in End-of-Life Issues in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Am J Nephrol. 2016; 44(1):81-3. PMID: 27410237.
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    16. Williams RC, Elston RC, Kumar P, Knowler WC, Abboud HE, Adler S, Bowden DW, Divers J, Freedman BI, Igo RP, Ipp E, Iyengar SK, Kimmel PL, Klag MJ, Kohn O, Langefeld CD, Leehey DJ, Nelson RG, Nicholas SB, Pahl MV, Parekh RS, Rotter JI, Schelling JR, Sedor JR, Shah VO, Smith MW, Taylor KD, Thameem F, Thornley-Brown D, Winkler CA, Guo X, Zager P, Hanson RL. Selecting SNPs informative for African, American Indian and European Ancestry: application to the Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND). BMC Genomics. 2016 05 04; 17:325. PMID: 27142425.
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    17. Nicholas SB. Structural Predictors of Renal Function Decline. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 02 05; 11(2):202-4. PMID: 26792531.
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    18. Norris KC, Nicholas SB. Strategies for Controlling Blood Pressure and Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Ethn Dis. 2015 Nov 05; 25(4):515-20. PMID: 26675050.
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    19. Iyengar SK, Sedor JR, Freedman BI, Kao WH, Kretzler M, Keller BJ, Abboud HE, Adler SG, Best LG, Bowden DW, Burlock A, Chen YD, Cole SA, Comeau ME, Curtis JM, Divers J, Drechsler C, Duggirala R, Elston RC, Guo X, Huang H, Hoffmann MM, Howard BV, Ipp E, Kimmel PL, Klag MJ, Knowler WC, Kohn OF, Leak TS, Leehey DJ, Li M, Malhotra A, März W, Nair V, Nelson RG, Nicholas SB, O'Brien SJ, Pahl MV, Parekh RS, Pezzolesi MG, Rasooly RS, Rotimi CN, Rotter JI, Schelling JR, Seldin MF, Shah VO, Smiles AM, Smith MW, Taylor KD, Thameem F, Thornley-Brown DP, Truitt BJ, Wanner C, Weil EJ, Winkler CA, Zager PG, Igo RP, Hanson RL, Langefeld CD. Genome-Wide Association and Trans-ethnic Meta-Analysis for Advanced Diabetic Kidney Disease: Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND). PLoS Genet. 2015 Aug; 11(8):e1005352. PMID: 26305897.
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    20. Weins A, Wong JS, Basgen JM, Gupta R, Daehn I, Casagrande L, Lessman D, Schwartzman M, Meliambro K, Patrakka J, Shaw A, Tryggvason K, He JC, Nicholas SB, Mundel P, Campbell KN. Dendrin ablation prolongs life span by delaying kidney failure. Am J Pathol. 2015 Aug; 185(8):2143-57. PMID: 26073036.
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    21. Schwartzman M, Reginensi A, Wong JS, Basgen JM, Meliambro K, Nicholas SB, D'Agati V, McNeill H, Campbell KN. Podocyte-Specific Deletion of Yes-Associated Protein Causes FSGS and Progressive Renal Failure. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Jan; 27(1):216-26. PMID: 26015453.
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    22. Nicholas SB, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Norris KC. Socioeconomic disparities in chronic kidney disease. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2015 Jan; 22(1):6-15. PMID: 25573507.
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    23. Williams SF, Nicholas SB, Vaziri ND, Norris KC. African Americans, hypertension and the renin angiotensin system. World J Cardiol. 2014 Sep 26; 6(9):878-89. PMID: 25276290.
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    24. Sinha SK, Shaheen M, Rajavashisth TB, Pan D, Norris KC, Nicholas SB. Association of race/ethnicity, inflammation, and albuminuria in patients with diabetes and early chronic kidney disease. Diabetes Care. 2014 Apr; 37(4):1060-8. PMID: 24550221.
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    25. Thameem F, Igo RP, Freedman BI, Langefeld C, Hanson RL, Schelling JR, Elston RC, Duggirala R, Nicholas SB, Goddard KA, Divers J, Guo X, Ipp E, Kimmel PL, Meoni LA, Shah VO, Smith MW, Winkler CA, Zager PG, Knowler WC, Nelson RG, Pahl MV, Parekh RS, Kao WH, Rasooly RS, Adler SG, Abboud HE, Iyengar SK, Sedor JR. A genome-wide search for linkage of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in the Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND). PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e81888. PMID: 24358131.
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    26. Streja E, Nicholas SB, Norris KC. Controversies in timing of dialysis initiation and the role of race and demographics. Semin Dial. 2013 Nov-Dec; 26(6):658-66. PMID: 24102770.
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    27. Nicholas SB, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Norris KC. Racial disparities in kidney disease outcomes. Semin Nephrol. 2013 Sep; 33(5):409-15. PMID: 24119846.
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    28. Nicholas SB, Iyengar SK. Does losartan prevent progression of early diabetic nephropathy in American Indians with type 2 diabetes? Diabetes. 2013 Sep; 62(9):3014-6. PMID: 23970520.
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    29. Lemley KV, Bertram JF, Nicholas SB, White K. Estimation of glomerular podocyte number: a selection of valid methods. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Jul; 24(8):1193-202. PMID: 23833256.
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    30. Nicholas SB, Vaziri ND, Norris KC. What should be the blood pressure target for patients with chronic kidney disease? Curr Opin Cardiol. 2013 Jul; 28(4):439-45. PMID: 23736818.
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    31. Aminzadeh MA, Nicholas SB, Norris KC, Vaziri ND. Role of impaired Nrf2 activation in the pathogenesis of oxidative stress and inflammation in chronic tubulo-interstitial nephropathy. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2013 Aug; 28(8):2038-45. PMID: 23512109.
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    32. Nicholas SB, Yuan J, Aminzadeh A, Norris KC, Crum A, Vaziri ND. Salutary effects of a novel oxidative stress modulator on adenine-induced chronic progressive tubulointerstitial nephropathy. Am J Transl Res. 2012; 4(3):257-68. PMID: 22937204.
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    33. Bostrom MA, Kao WH, Li M, Abboud HE, Adler SG, Iyengar SK, Kimmel PL, Hanson RL, Nicholas SB, Rasooly RS, Sedor JR, Coresh J, Kohn OF, Leehey DJ, Thornley-Brown D, Bottinger EP, Lipkowitz MS, Meoni LA, Klag MJ, Lu L, Hicks PJ, Langefeld CD, Parekh RS, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Genetic association and gene-gene interaction analyses in African American dialysis patients with nondiabetic nephropathy. Am J Kidney Dis. 2012 Feb; 59(2):210-21. PMID: 22119407.
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    34. Nicholas SB. Cardiac biomarkers and prediction of ESRD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011 Nov; 58(5):689-91. PMID: 22014633.
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    35. Noori N, Caulfield MP, Salameh WA, Reitz RE, Nicholas SB, Molnar MZ, Nissenson AR, Kovesdy CP, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Novel lipoprotein subfraction and size measurements in prediction of mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Dec; 6(12):2861-70. PMID: 22034501.
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    36. Vaziri ND, Yuan J, Ni Z, Nicholas SB, Norris KC. Lipoprotein lipase deficiency in chronic kidney disease is accompanied by down-regulation of endothelial GPIHBP1 expression. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2012 Apr; 16(2):238-43. PMID: 22009636.
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    37. Nicholas SB, Basgen JM, Sinha S. Using stereologic techniques for podocyte counting in the mouse: shifting the paradigm. Am J Nephrol. 2011; 33 Suppl 1:1-7. PMID: 21659728.
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    38. Igo RP, Iyengar SK, Nicholas SB, Goddard KA, Langefeld CD, Hanson RL, Duggirala R, Divers J, Abboud H, Adler SG, Arar NH, Horvath A, Elston RC, Bowden DW, Guo X, Ipp E, Kao WH, Kimmel PL, Knowler WC, Meoni LA, Molineros J, Nelson RG, Pahl MV, Parekh RS, Rasooly RS, Schelling JR, Shah VO, Smith MW, Winkler CA, Zager PG, Sedor JR, Freedman BI. Genomewide linkage scan for diabetic renal failure and albuminuria: the FIND study. Am J Nephrol. 2011; 33(5):381-9. PMID: 21454968.
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    39. Boström KI, Jumabay M, Matveyenko A, Nicholas SB, Yao Y. Activation of vascular bone morphogenetic protein signaling in diabetes mellitus. Circ Res. 2011 Feb 18; 108(4):446-57. PMID: 21193740.
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    40. Adler S, Pahl M, Abboud H, Nicholas S, Ipp E, Seldin M. Mexican-American admixture mapping analyses for diabetic nephropathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Semin Nephrol. 2010 Mar; 30(2):141-9. PMID: 20347643.
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    41. Nicholas SB, Liu J, Kim J, Ren Y, Collins AR, Nguyen L, Hsueh WA. Critical role for osteopontin in diabetic nephropathy. Kidney Int. 2010 Apr; 77(7):588-600. PMID: 20130530.
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    42. Moseberry D, Nicholas SB. The pros and cons of staging chronic kidney disease. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(1):77-81. PMID: 20178187.
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    43. Malhotra A, Igo RP, Thameem F, Kao WH, Abboud HE, Adler SG, Arar NH, Bowden DW, Duggirala R, Freedman BI, Goddard KA, Ipp E, Iyengar SK, Kimmel PL, Knowler WC, Kohn O, Leehey D, Meoni LA, Nelson RG, Nicholas SB, Parekh RS, Rich SS, Chen YD, Saad MF, Scavini M, Schelling JR, Sedor JR, Shah VO, Taylor KD, Thornley-Brown D, Zager PG, Horvath A, Hanson RL. Genome-wide linkage scans for type 2 diabetes mellitus in four ethnically diverse populations-significant evidence for linkage on chromosome 4q in African Americans: the Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes Research Group. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2009 Nov; 25(8):740-7. PMID: 19795399.
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    44. Wolak T, Kim H, Ren Y, Kim J, Vaziri ND, Nicholas SB. Osteopontin modulates angiotensin II-induced inflammation, oxidative stress, and fibrosis of the kidney. Kidney Int. 2009 Jul; 76(1):32-43. PMID: 19357716.
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    45. Lea JP, Greene EL, Nicholas SB, Agodoa L, Norris KC. Cardiorenal metabolic syndrome in the African diaspora: rationale for including chronic kidney disease in the metabolic syndrome definition. Ethn Dis. 2009; 19(2 Suppl 2):S2-11-14. PMID: 19537345.
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    46. Kalantar-Zadeh K, Derose SF, Nicholas S, Benner D, Sharma K, Kovesdy CP. Burnt-out diabetes: impact of chronic kidney disease progression on the natural course of diabetes mellitus. J Ren Nutr. 2009 Jan; 19(1):33-7. PMID: 19121768.
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    47. Kao WH, Klag MJ, Meoni LA, Reich D, Berthier-Schaad Y, Li M, Coresh J, Patterson N, Tandon A, Powe NR, Fink NE, Sadler JH, Weir MR, Abboud HE, Adler SG, Divers J, Iyengar SK, Freedman BI, Kimmel PL, Knowler WC, Kohn OF, Kramp K, Leehey DJ, Nicholas SB, Pahl MV, Schelling JR, Sedor JR, Thornley-Brown D, Winkler CA, Smith MW, Parekh RS. MYH9 is associated with nondiabetic end-stage renal disease in African Americans. Nat Genet. 2008 Oct; 40(10):1185-92. PMID: 18794854.
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    48. Schelling JR, Abboud HE, Nicholas SB, Pahl MV, Sedor JR, Adler SG, Arar NH, Bowden DW, Elston RC, Freedman BI, Goddard KA, Guo X, Hanson RL, Ipp E, Iyengar SK, Jun G, Kao WH, Kasinath BS, Kimmel PL, Klag MJ, Knowler WC, Nelson RG, Parekh RS, Quade SR, Rich SS, Saad MF, Scavini M, Smith MW, Taylor K, Winkler CA, Zager PG, Shah VO. Genome-wide scan for estimated glomerular filtration rate in multi-ethnic diabetic populations: the Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND). Diabetes. 2008 Jan; 57(1):235-43. PMID: 18003762.
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    49. Butman M, Taylor D, Boström K, Quinones M, Nicholas SB. Hypertriglyceridemia and Recurrent Pancreatitis following Splenectomy. Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2007 Oct 12; 1(1):96-102. PMID: 21487553.
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    50. Iyengar SK, Abboud HE, Goddard KA, Saad MF, Adler SG, Arar NH, Bowden DW, Duggirala R, Elston RC, Hanson RL, Ipp E, Kao WH, Kimmel PL, Klag MJ, Knowler WC, Meoni LA, Nelson RG, Nicholas SB, Pahl MV, Parekh RS, Quade SR, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Scavini M, Schelling JR, Sedor JR, Sehgal AR, Shah VO, Smith MW, Taylor KD, Winkler CA, Zager PG, Freedman BI. Genome-wide scans for diabetic nephropathy and albuminuria in multiethnic populations: the family investigation of nephropathy and diabetes (FIND). Diabetes. 2007 Jun; 56(6):1577-85. PMID: 17363742.
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    51. Basgen JM, Nicholas SB, Mauer M, Rozen S, Nyengaard JR. Comparison of methods for counting cells in the mouse glomerulus. Nephron Exp Nephrol. 2006; 103(4):e139-48. PMID: 16636586.
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    52. Kalantar-Zadeh K, Nicholas S, Barba LM. Dialysis leaders coming to Los Angeles. Nephrol News Issues. 2005 Sep; 19(10):87, 90. PMID: 16187658.
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    53. Nicholas SB, Tareen N, Zadshir A, Martins D, Pan D, Norris KC. Management of early chronic kidney disease in indigenous populations and ethnic minorities. Kidney Int Suppl. 2005 Aug; (97):S78-81. PMID: 16014105.
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    54. Tareen N, Zadshir A, Martins D, Pan D, Nicholas S, Norris K. Chronic kidney disease in African American and Mexican American populations. Kidney Int Suppl. 2005 Aug; (97):S137-40. PMID: 16014092.
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    55. Quiñones MJ, Nicholas SB, Lyon CJ. Insulin resistance and the endothelium. Curr Diab Rep. 2005 Aug; 5(4):246-53. PMID: 16033673.
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    56. Nicholas SB, Aguiniga E, Ren Y, Kim J, Wong J, Govindarajan N, Noda M, Wang W, Kawano Y, Collins A, Hsueh WA. Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 deficiency retards diabetic nephropathy. Kidney Int. 2005 Apr; 67(4):1297-307. PMID: 15780082.
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    57. Nicholas SB, Mauer M, Basgen JM, Aguiniga E, Chon Y. Effect of angiotensin II on glomerular structure in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Am J Nephrol. 2004 Sep-Oct; 24(5):549-56. PMID: 15539791.
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    58. Nicholas S, Agodoa L, Norris K. Ethnic disparities in the prevalence and treatment of kidney disease. Nephrol News Issues. 2004 Nov; 18(12):29-30, 32, 34 passim. PMID: 15595498.
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    59. Collins AR, Schnee J, Wang W, Kim S, Fishbein MC, Bruemmer D, Law RE, Nicholas S, Ross RS, Hsueh WA. Osteopontin modulates angiotensin II-induced fibrosis in the intact murine heart. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 May 05; 43(9):1698-705. PMID: 15120833.
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    60. Quiñones MJ, Hernandez-Pampaloni M, Schelbert H, Bulnes-Enriquez I, Jimenez X, Hernandez G, De La Rosa R, Chon Y, Yang H, Nicholas SB, Modilevsky T, Yu K, Van Herle K, Castellani LW, Elashoff R, Hsueh WA. Coronary vasomotor abnormalities in insulin-resistant individuals. Ann Intern Med. 2004 May 04; 140(9):700-8. PMID: 15126253.
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    61. Nicholas SB, Tareen N, Martins D, Norris KC. Calcium antagonists: a more expansive role in treating persons with reduced kidney function? Ethn Dis. 2004; 14(4):S2-42-5. PMID: 15724797.
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    62. Martins D, Tareen N, Nicholas SB, Jones L, Norris KC. Education, motivation and medication for African Americans: bringing hypertension guidelines to practice. Ethn Dis. 2004; 14(4):S2-38-41. PMID: 15724796.
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    63. Nicholas SB. Advances in pathogenetic mechanisms of diabetic nephropathy. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2003 Dec; 49(8):1319-25. PMID: 14984004.
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    64. Jordan MC, Quednau BD, Roos KP, Ross RS, Philipson KD, Nicholas SB. Cyclosporin A regulates sodium-calcium exchanger (NCX1) gene expression in vitro and cardiac hypertrophy in NCX1 transgenic mice. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2002 Nov; 976:259-67. PMID: 12502568.
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    65. Hsueh WA, Nicholas SB. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma in the renal mesangium. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2002 Mar; 11(2):191-5. PMID: 11856912.
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    66. Nicholas SB. Syndrome X following renal transplantation. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2001 Apr; 3(2):121-3. PMID: 11276392.
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