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  1. Pima Indian Contributions to Our Understanding of Diabetic Kidney Disease.
    Nelson RG, Knowler WC, Kretzler M, Lemley KV, Looker HC, Mauer M, Mitch WE, Najafian B, Bennett PH.Diabetes. 2021 Jul 20:dbi200043. doi: 10.2337/dbi20-0043. Online ahead of print.PMID: 34285119
  2. Intraglomerular dysfunction predicts kidney failure in type 2 diabetes.
    Saulnier PJ, Looker HC, Mauer M, Najafian B, Gand E, Ragot S, Nelson RG, Bjornstad P.Diabetes. 2021 Jul 13:db210154. doi: 10.2337/db21-0154. Online ahead of print.PMID: 34257069
  3. Renal Considerations in COVID-19: Part 1 Biology, Pathology and Pathophysiology.
    Kapp ME, Fogo AB, Roufouse C, Najafian B, Radhakrishnan J, Mohan S, Miller SE, D'Agati VD, Silberzweig JI, Barbar T, Gopalan T, Srivatana V, Mokrzycki MH, Benstein JA, Ng YH, Lentine KL, Aggarwal V, Perl J, Salenger P, Coyner J, Josephson MA, Heung M, Velez JC, Ikizler A, Vijayan A, William P, Thajudeen B, Slepian MJ.ASAIO J. 2021 Jun 29. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000001530. Online ahead of print.PMID: 34191753
  4. Comprehensive Search for Novel Circulating miRNAs and Axon Guidance Pathway Proteins Associated with Risk of End Stage Kidney Disease in Diabetes. Satake E, Saulnier PJ, Kobayashi H, Gupta M, Looker H, Wilson J, Md Dom Z, Ihara K, O'Neil K, Krolewski B, Pipino C, Pavkov M, Nair V, Bitzer M, Niewczas M, Kretzler M, Mauer M, Doria A, Najafian B, Kulkarni R, Duffin K, Pezzolesi M, Kahn CR, Nelson R, Krolewski A.J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021 Jun 17:ASN.2021010105. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2021010105. Online ahead of print.PMID: 34140396
  5. Early Transplant Arteriopathy in Kidney Transplantation.
    Minnelli C, Riazy M, Ohashi R, Kowalewska J, Leca N, Najafian B, Smith KD, Nicosia RF, Alpers CE, Akilesh S.Transplant Proc. 2021 Jun;53(5):1554-1561. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2021.02.019. Epub 2021 May 4.PMID: 33962774
  6. SARS-CoV-2 Infects Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes, Impairing Electrical and Mechanical Function.
    Marchiano S, Hsiang TY, Khanna A, Higashi T, Whitmore LS, Bargehr J, Davaapil H, Chang J, Smith E, Ong LP, Colzani M, Reinecke H, Yang X, Pabon L, Sinha S, Najafian B, Sniadecki NJ, Bertero A, Gale M Jr, Murry CE.Stem Cell Reports. 2021 Mar 9;16(3):478-492. doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2021.02.008. Epub 2021 Feb 13.PMID: 33657418
  7. Multicenter Clinicopathologic Correlation of Kidney Biopsies Performed in COVID-19 Patients Presenting With Acute Kidney Injury or Proteinuria.
    Akilesh S, Nast CC, Yamashita M, Henriksen K, Charu V, Troxell ML, Kambham N, Bracamonte E, Houghton D, Ahmed NI, Chong CC, Thajudeen B, Rehman S, Khoury F, Zuckerman JE, Gitomer J, Raguram PC, Mujeeb S, Schwarze U, Shannon MB, De Castro I, Alpers CE, Najafian B, Nicosia RF, Andeen NK, Smith KD.Am J Kidney Dis. 2021 Jan;77(1):82-93.e1. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.10.001. Epub 2020 Oct 10.PMID: 33045255
  8. Multicenter Clinicopathologic Correlation of Kidney Biopsies Performed in COVID-19 Patients Presenting With Acute Kidney Injury or Proteinuria.
    Akilesh S, Nast CC, Yamashita M, Henriksen K, Charu V, Troxell ML, Kambham N, Bracamonte E, Houghton D, Ahmed NI, Chong CC, Thajudeen B, Rehman S, Khoury F, Zuckerman JE, Gitomer J, Raguram PC, Mujeeb S, Schwarze U, Shannon MB, De Castro I, Alpers CE, Najafian B, Nicosia RF, Andeen NK, Smith KD.Am J Kidney Dis. 2021 Jan;77(1):82-93.e1. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.10.001. Epub 2020 Oct 10.PMID: 33045255 
  9. Histopathology and ultrastructural findings of fatal COVID-19 infections in Washington State: a case series.
    Bradley BT, Maioli H, Johnston R, Chaudhry I, Fink SL, Xu H, Najafian B, Deutsch G, Lacy JM, Williams T, Yarid N, Marshall DA.Lancet. 2020 Aug 1;396(10247):320-332. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31305-2. Epub 2020 Jul 16.PMID: 32682491
  10. Accumulation of Globotriaosylceramide in Podocytes in Fabry Nephropathy Is Associated with Progressive Podocyte Loss. Najafian B, Tøndel C, Svarstad E, Gubler MC, Oliveira JP, Mauer M. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Mar 3. pii: ASN.2019050497. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2019050497.
  11.  Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis: Clinicopathologic Features and Atypical Cases from a Multi-Institutional Cohort.
    Andeen NK, Troxell ML, Riazy M, Avasare RS, Lapasia J, Jefferson JA, Akilesh S, Najafian B, Nicosia RF, Alpers CE, Smith KD.Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Dec 6;14(12):1741-1750. doi: 10.2215/CJN.03870319. Epub 2019 Nov 4.PMID: 31685544
  12. Changes in Albuminuria But Not GFR are Associated with Early Changes in Kidney Structure in Type 2 Diabetes. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Jun;30(6):1049-1059. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2018111166.
  13. Low-dose agalsidase beta treatment in male pediatric patients with Fabry disease: A 5-year randomized controlled trial. Mol Genet Metab. 2019 May;127(1):86-94. doi: 10.1016/j.ymgme.2019.03.010. Epub 2019 Apr 3.
  14. White blood cell fractions correlate with lesions of diabetic kidney disease and predict loss of kidney function in Type 2 diabetes. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2017 Dec 1;32(12):2145. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfx303.
  15. Volumetric, Nanoscale Optical Imaging of Mouse and Human Kidney via Expansion Microscopy. Chozinski TJ, Mao C, Halpern AR, Pippin JW, Shankland SJ, Alpers CE, Najafian B, Vaughan JC. Sci Rep. 2018 Jul 10;8(1):10396. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-28694-2. PMID: 29991751
  16. Wheelock KM, Saulnier PJ, Tanamas SK, Vijayakumar P, Weil EJ, Looker HC, Hanson RL, Lemley KV, Yee B, Knowler WC, Hadjadj S, Najafian B, Mauer M, Nelson RG. White blood cell fractions correlate with lesions of diabetic kidney disease and predict loss of kidney function in Type 2 diabetes. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2017 Jul 18. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfx231. [Epub ahead of print]
  17. Mauer M, Sokolovskiy A, Barth J, Castelli J, Williams H, Elfrida B, Najafian B. Reduction of podocyte globotriaosylceramide content in adult male Fabry patients with amenable GLA mutation following 6-months of migalastat treatment. J Med Gen 2017; 54(11):781-786
  18. Courtade JA, Klimek-Abercrombie AM, Chen Y, Patel N, Lu PYT, Speake C, Orban PC, Najafian B, Meneilly G, Greenbaum CJ, Warnock GL, Panagiotopoulos C, Verchere CB. Measurement of pro-islet amyloid polypeptide (1-48) in diabetes and islet transplants. J Clin Endocrin Metabol 2017;102(7):2595-2603
  19. Schiffmann R, Hughes DA, Linthorst GE, Ortiz A, Svarstad E, Warnock DG, West ML, Wanner C, Cinference Participants. Screening, diagnosis, and management of patients with Fabry disease: conclusions from a “Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomnes” (KDIGO) Controversies Conference. Kidney Int 2017;91:284-293
  20. Tower CM, Reyes M, Nelson K, Leca N, Kieran N, Muczynski K, Jefferson A, Blosser C, Kukla A, Maurer D, Chandler W, Najafian B. Plasma C4d+ endothelial microvesicles increase in acute antibody-mediated rejection. Transplantation 2017;101(9):2235-2243.
  21. Fall B, Scott CR, Mauer M, Shankland S, Pippin J, Jefferson JA, Wallace E, Warnock D, Najafian B. Urinary podocyte loss is increased in patients with Fabry disease and correlates with clinical severity of Fabry nephropathy. PLoS One 2016; 11:e0168346
  22. Najafian B, Tondel C, Svarstad E, Sokolovskyi A, Smith K, Mauer M. One year of enzyme replacement therapy reduces globotriaosylceramide inclusions in podocytes in male adult patients with Fabry disease. PLoS One 11(4): e0152812, 2016.
  23. Andeen NK, Nguyen TQ, Steegh F, Hudkins KL, Najafian B, Alpers CE. Overlapping phenotypes of podocytes and parietal epithelial cells in diabetic nephropathy. Kidney Int 88(5):1099-107, 2015.
  24. Wijburg FA, Bénichou B, Bichet DG, Clarke LA, Dostalova G, Fainboim A, Fellgiebel A, Forcelini C, An Haack K, Hopkin RJ, Mauer M, Najafian B, Scott CR, Shankar SP, Thurberg BL, Tøndel C, Tylki-Szymańska A, Ramaswami U. Characterization of early disease status in treatment-naive male paediatric patients with fabry disease enrolled in a randomized clinical trial. PLoS One 2015 May 8;10(5):e0124987
  25. Mauer M, Glynn E, Svarstad E, Tondel C, Gubler MC, West M, Sokolovsky A, Najafian B. Mosaicism of podocyte involvement is related to podocyte injury in females with Fabry disease. PLOS ONE 9: e112188, 2014
  26.  Mauer M, Caramori ML, Fioretto P, Najafian B. Glomerular structural-functional relationship models are robust in diabetic nephropathy in type 1 diabetes. Nephrol Dial Transplant pii: gfu279, 2014
  27. Hart A, Jackson S, Kasiske BL, Mauer MS, Najafian B, Matas AJ, Spong R, Ibrahim HN. Uric acid and allograft loss from interstitial fibrosis/tubular atrophy: post hoc analysis from the angiotensin II blockade in chronic allograft nephropathy trial. Transplantation 97:1066-71, 2014
  28. Issa N, Ortiz F, Reule SA, Kukla A, Kasiske BL, Mauer M, Jackson S, Matas AJ, Ibrahim HN, Najafian B. The renin-aldosterone axis in kidney transplant recipients and its association with allograft function and structure. Kidney Int. 2015;87(1):243.
  29. Najafian B and Mauer M. Predilection of the segmental glomerulosclerosis lesions for the glomerulotubular junction area in type 1 diabetic patients: a novel mapping method. PLOS ONE, 8(7):e69253, 2013.
  30.  Ibrahim HN, Jackson S, Connaire J, Matas A, Ney A, Najafian B, West A, Lentsch J, Ericksen J, Bodner J, Kasiske B, Mauer M. Angiotensin II blockade in kidney transplant recipients. J Am Soc Nephrol 24: 320-327, 2013
  31. Verghese P, Dunn T, Najafian B, Kim Y, Matas A. The impact of C4d and microvascular inflammation before we knew them. Clin Transplant 2013, 27: 388-396.
  32. Zuo Y, Yang HC, Potthoff SA, Najafian B, Kon V, Ma LJ, Fogo AB. Protective effects of PPAR{gamma} agonist in acute nephrotic syndrome. Nephrol Dial Transpl 27:174-181, 2012.
  33. Park HW, Kim Y, Kim KH, Najafian B, Mauer M. Angiotensin II receptor blocker pretreatment of rats undergoing sudden renal ablation. Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:107-114, 2012.
  34. Najafian B, Mauer M. Quantitating endothelial fenestration: An unbiased stereological approach. Am J Nephrol 33 (Suppl 1): 34-39,2011.
  35. Najafian B, Masood A, Malloy P, Alfonso C, Hansen B, Mauer M, Caramori ML. Glomerulopathy in spontaneously obese Rhesus monkeys with type 2 diabetes: A stereological study. Diab Metabol Res Rev 27:341-347, 2011
  36. Najafian B, Svarstad E, Bostad L, Gubler M, Tøndel C, Whitley C, Mauer M. Progressive podocyte injury and globotriaosylceramide (GL-3) accumulation in young patients with Fabry disease. Kidney Int, 79:663-670, 2011
  37. Fioretto P, Najafian B, Sutherland DER, Mauer M. Tacrolimus and cyclosporine nephrotoxicity in native kidneys of diabetic pancreas transplant recipients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:101-106, 2011
  38. Najafian B, Franklin D, Fogo A.  Acute renal failure and myalgia in a transplant patient.  J Am Soc Nephrol, 18: 2870-4, 2007
  39. Toyoda M, Najafian B, Kim Y, Caramori ML, Mauer M.  Podocyte detachment and reduced glomerular capillary endothelial fenestration in human type 1 diabetic nephropathy.  Diabetes 56:1-7, 2007
  40. Najafian B, Crosson JT, Kim Y, Mauer M.  Glomerulotubular junction abnormalities are associated with proteinuria in type 1 diabetes.   J Am Soc Nephrol 17 Suppl 2:S53-60, 2006.
  41. Fioretto P, Sutherland DER, Najafian B, Mauer M.  Remodeling of renal interstitial and tubular lesions in pancreas transplant recipients.  Kidney Int 69: 907-912, 2006.
  42. Najafian B, Kim Y, Crosson JT, Mauer M: Atubular glomeruli and glomerulotubular junction abnormalities in diabetic nephropathy. J Am Soc Nephrol 14: 908-917, 2003
  43. Najafian B, Basgen MJ, Mauer M: Estimating mean glomerular volume using two arbitrary parallel sections. J Am Soc Nephrol 13:2697-2705, 2002