Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease Archives
Low potassium injures kidney
Jan. 19, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that low dietary potassium causes direct kidney injury, suggesting potential new targets for treating chronic kidney disease.
VUMC researchers upend dogma about vasopressin production
Jan. 5, 2023—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that vasopressin, which has long been thought to be produced only in the brain, is also produced in the kidney.
Inflammatory driver of obesity
Aug. 25, 2022—Blocking the EGF receptor signaling pathway in immune system macrophages represents a new target for improving insulin resistance in people with obesity.
Accelerating podocyte production
Feb. 1, 2022—A new method developed by Vanderbilt researchers to generate kidney cells from stem cells offers a faster and less expensive way to make these valuable tools for studying kidney diseases.
The role of integrins in kidney “integrity”
Jan. 13, 2022—Receptors called integrins play a critical role in maintaining the structure of the kidney, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
New way to bEET insulin resistance
Nov. 11, 2021—Signaling molecules called EETs could improve insulin resistance, a primary risk factor for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Gene expression in diabetic nephropathy
Aug. 5, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers are looking to mRNA populations in podocytes — kidney cells that help filter blood — to help identify potential targets for treating diabetic kidney disease.
Protecting the injured kidney
Jun. 4, 2020—Leslie Gewin and colleagues have upended conventional dogma about Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in the kidney, finding that it protects against chronic kidney disease rather than promoting it.
Acute kidney injury recovery time impacts future risk
Oct. 31, 2019—Interventions that impact the timing of recovery following acute injury may improve future outcomes for patients.
Sex differences in kidney injury
Jul. 25, 2019—Men are more susceptible to progressive kidney disease than women; new VUMC studies point to differences in the expression and activation of the EGF receptor.
Reprogramming cells for kidney repair
Mar. 14, 2019—Using gene transfer technologies to reprogram adult human kidney cells could lead to novel therapies for chronic kidney disease.
Harris to lead American Society of Nephrology
Nov. 12, 2015—Ray Harris, M.D., has been elected president of the American Society of Nephrology during the society’s annual meeting, ASN Kidney Week 2015, in San Diego.