Dr. Kumar Sharma and Coworkers Find Potential for Protecting Obese Patients from Heart and Kidney Disease

Kumar Sharma, M.D., F.A.H.A.Dr. Kumar Sharma and colleagues in the Division of Nephrology have uncovered a potential new approach to protecting patients from the development of obesity-related heart and kidney disease.

The results of their study were published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation on April 22.

Kumar Sharma, M.D., F.A.H.A., is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Director of Translational Research in Kidney Disease.The full citation for the study report:

Sharma K, Ramachandrarao S, Qiu G, Usui HK, Zhu Y, Dunn SR, Ouedraogo R, Hough K, McCue P, Chan L, Falkner B, Goldstein BJ. Adiponectin regulates albuminuria and podocyte function in mice. J Clin Invest. 2008 May;118(5):1645-56.

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