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profileKambiz Zandi-Nejad, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine, Part-time
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
AddressBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Research North, Room 330 F, E/RN 304
330 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
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  1. Garg N, Rennke HG, Pavlakis M, Zandi-Nejad K. De novo thrombotic microangiopathy after kidney transplantation. Transplant Rev (Orlando). 2018 Jan; 32(1):58-68. PMID: 29157988.
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  2. Yan J, Takakura A, Zandi-Nejad K, Charles JF. Mechanisms of gut microbiota-mediated bone remodeling. Gut Microbes. 2017 Sep 29; 1-9. PMID: 28961041.
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  3. Mandal AK, Mercado A, Foster A, Zandi-Nejad K, Mount DB. Uricosuric targets of tranilast. Pharmacol Res Perspect. 2017 Apr; 5(2):e00291. PMID: 28357121.
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  4. López-Barradas A, González-Cid T, Vázquez N, Gavi-Maza M, Reyes-Camacho A, Velázquez-Villegas LA, Ramírez V, Zandi-Nejad K, Mount DB, Torres N, Tovar AR, Romero MF, Gamba G, Plata C. Insulin and SGK1 reduce the function of Na+/monocarboxylate transporter 1 (SMCT1/SLC5A8). Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2016 Nov 01; 311(5):C720-C734. PMID: 27488665.
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  5. Zandi-Nejad K, Takakura A, Jurewicz M, Chandraker AK, Offermanns S, Mount D, Abdi R. The role of HCA2 (GPR109A) in regulating macrophage function. FASEB J. 2013 Nov; 27(11):4366-74. PMID: 23882124; PMCID: PMC3804742.
  6. Takakura A, Nelson EA, Haque N, Humphreys BD, Zandi-Nejad K, Frank DA, Zhou J. Pyrimethamine inhibits adult polycystic kidney disease by modulating STAT signaling pathways. Hum Mol Genet. 2011 Nov 01; 20(21):4143-54. PMID: 21821671; PMCID: PMC3188991.
  7. Haririan A, Nogueira JM, Noguiera JM, Zandi-Nejad K, Aiyer R, Hurley H, Cooper M, Klassen DK, Weir MR. The independent association between serum uric acid and graft outcomes after kidney transplantation. Transplantation. 2010 Mar 15; 89(5):573-9. PMID: 19997058.
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  8. Jurewicz M, Takakura A, Augello A, Movahedi Naini S, Ichimura T, Zandi-Nejad K, Abdi R. Ischemic injury enhances dendritic cell immunogenicity via TLR4 and NF-kappa B activation. J Immunol. 2010 Mar 15; 184(6):2939-48. PMID: 20164431.
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  9. Chang MH, Plata C, Sindic A, Ranatunga WK, Chen AP, Zandi-Nejad K, Chan KW, Thompson J, Mount DB, Romero MF. Slc26a9 is inhibited by the R-region of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator via the STAS domain. J Biol Chem. 2009 Oct 09; 284(41):28306-18. PMID: 19643730; PMCID: PMC2788881.
  10. Chang MH, Plata C, Zandi-Nejad K, Sindic A, Sussman CR, Mercado A, Broumand V, Raghuram V, Mount DB, Romero MF. Slc26a9--anion exchanger, channel and Na+ transporter. J Membr Biol. 2009 Apr; 228(3):125-40. PMID: 19365592; PMCID: PMC2733867.
  11. Mount DB, Zandi-Nejad K. . Disorders of Potassium Balance. Brenner and Rector's: The Kidney. 2008.
  12. Zandi-Nejad, K. Hypokalemia. Decision Making in Medicine: An Algorithmic Approach. 2007.
  13. Zandi-Nejad K. Hyperkalemia. Decision Making in Medicine: An Algorithmic Approach. 2007.
  14. Zandi-Nejad K, Tang CC. Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders. Hospital Medicine: Just The Facts. 2007.
  15. Zandi-Nejad K, Chandraker A, Mount DB, Bonventre JV, Inventors. Monocarboxylates for modifying macrophage function. 2006.
  16. Mount DB, Kwon CY, Zandi-Nejad K. Renal urate transport. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2006 May; 32(2):313-31, vi. PMID: 16716882.
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  17. Zandi-Nejad K, Luyckx VA, Brenner BM. Adult hypertension and kidney disease: the role of fetal programming. Hypertension. 2006 Mar; 47(3):502-8. PMID: 16415374.
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  18. Romero MF, Chang MH, Plata C, Zandi-Nejad K, Mercado A, Broumand V, Sussman CR, Mount DB. Physiology of electrogenic SLC26 paralogues. Novartis Found Symp. 2006; 273:126-38; discussion 138-47, 261-4. PMID: 17120765.
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  19. Fraga S, Luo Y, Jose P, Zandi-Nejad K, Mount DB, Soares-da-Silva P. Dopamine D1-like receptor-mediated inhibition of Cl/HCO3- exchanger activity in rat intestinal epithelial IEC-6 cells is regulated by G protein-coupled receptor kinase 6 (GRK 6). Cell Physiol Biochem. 2006; 18(6):347-60. PMID: 17170521.
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  20. Mercado A, Broumand V, Zandi-Nejad K, Enck AH, Mount DB. A C-terminal domain in KCC2 confers constitutive K+-Cl- cotransport. J Biol Chem. 2006 Jan 13; 281(2):1016-26. PMID: 16291749.
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  21. Zandi-Nejad K, Brenner BM. Primary and secondary prevention of chronic kidney disease. J Hypertens. 2005 Oct; 23(10):1771-6. PMID: 16148593.
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  22. Humphreys BD, Forman JP, Zandi-Nejad K, Bazari H, Seifter J, Magee CC. Acetaminophen-induced anion gap metabolic acidosis and 5-oxoprolinuria (pyroglutamic aciduria) acquired in hospital. Am J Kidney Dis. 2005 Jul; 46(1):143-6. PMID: 15983968.
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  23. Zandi-Nejad K, Brenner BM. Strategies to retard the progression of chronic kidney disease. Med Clin North Am. 2005 May; 89(3):489-509. PMID: 15755464.
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  24. Nakada T, Zandi-Nejad K, Kurita Y, Kudo H, Broumand V, Kwon CY, Mercado A, Mount DB, Hirose S. Roles of Slc13a1 and Slc26a1 sulfate transporters of eel kidney in sulfate homeostasis and osmoregulation in freshwater. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2005 Aug; 289(2):R575-R585. PMID: 15802556.
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  25. Zandi-Nejad K, Brenner BM. Preventing microalbuminuria in type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2005 Feb 24; 352(8):833-4; author reply 833-4. PMID: 15728819.
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  26. Zandi-Nejad K, Eddy AA, Glassock RJ, Brenner BM. Why is proteinuria an ominous biomarker of progressive kidney disease? Kidney Int Suppl. 2004 Nov; (92):S76-89. PMID: 15485426.
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  27. Mount DB, Zandi-Nejad K. Disorders of Potassium Balance. Brenner and Rector's: The Kidney. 2004; 997-1040.
  28. Josephs Z, Satoh J-I, Chang M-H, Mercado A, Zandi-Nejad K, Mount DB, Romero MF. . Cloning and expression of Drosophila Slc4 and Slc26 homologs. FASEB Journal. 2003; 17:A462.
  29. Mercado A, Zandi-Nejad K, Romero MF, Mount DB. . Comparative Physiology of Xenopous laevis SLC26 anion exchangers. FASEB Journal. 2003; 17:A464.
  30. Zandi-Nejad K, Brown PD. Diagnostic Investigation of Pyelonephritis. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2001 Dec; 3(6):529-533. PMID: 11722810.
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  31. Kusaka M, Pratschke J, Wilhelm MJ, Ziai F, Zandi-Nejad K, Mackenzie HS, Hancock WW, Tilney NL. Early and late inflammatory changes occurring in rat renal isografts from brain dead donors. Transplant Proc. 2001 Feb-Mar; 33(1-2):867-8. PMID: 11267108.
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  32. Taal MW, Zandi-Nejad K, Weening B, Shahsafaei A, Kato S, Lee KW, Ziai F, Jiang T, Brenner BM, MacKenzie HS. Proinflammatory gene expression and macrophage recruitment in the rat remnant kidney. Kidney Int. 2000 Oct; 58(4):1664-76. PMID: 11012900.
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  33. Kusaka M, Pratschke J, Wilhelm MJ, Ziai F, Zandi-Nejad K, Mackenzie HS, Hancock WW, Tilney NL. Activation of inflammatory mediators in rat renal isografts by donor brain death. Transplantation. 2000 Feb 15; 69(3):405-10. PMID: 10706051.
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  34. Kusaka M, Zandi-Nejad K, Kato S, Beato F, Nagano H, Shaw GD, Tilney NL. Exploitation of the continuum between early ischemia/reperfusion injury and host alloresponsiveness: indefinite kidney allograft survival by treatment with a soluble P-selectin ligand and low-dose cyclosporine in combination. Transplantation. 1999 May 15; 67(9):1255-61. PMID: 10342318.
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  35. Jiang T, Taal MW, Zandi-Nejad K, Omer SA, Shahsafaei A, Troy JL, Brenner BM, Mackenzie HS. . Pharmachological inhibition of the renin angiotensin system reduces epithelial-mesenchymal trans differentiation in rats with chronic renal fibrogenesis. Journal of The American Society of Nephrology. 1999; 10:660A.
  36. Taal MW, Jiang T, Rennke HG, Zandi-Nejad K, Murphy M, Gupta S, Brady HR, Brenner BM, Mackenzie HS. . Increase in connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) and TGF-b1 expression, predictors of fibrosis in remnant kidneys, are prevented by chronic treatment with candesartan. Journal of The American Society of Nephrology. 1999; 10:671A.
  37. Jiang T, Taal MW, Zandi-Nejad K, Omer SA, Shahsafaei A, Troy JL, Brenner BM, Mackenzie HS. Tubule epithelial-mesenchymal transdifferentiation in renal fibrosis is associated with alterations in basement membrane matrix proteins and their integrin receptors. Journal of The American Society of Nephrology. 1999; 10:573A.
  38. Jiang T, Taal MW, Zandi-Nejad K, Omer SA, Shahsafaei A, Troy JL, Brenner BM, Mackenzie HS. . Expression of Wilm’s tumor suppressor (WT1) in remnant kidneys of 5/6 nephrectomized rats. Journal of The American Society of Nephrology. 1999; 10:661A.
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