Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 JC viruria is associated with reduced risk of diabetic kidney diseaseJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  104:2286-2294. 2019
2019 Genome-wide association study identifies novel loci for type 2 diabetes-Attributed end-stage kidney disease in African AmericansHuman Genomics.  13. 2019
2017 A Phase 2, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Study of Fresolimumab in Patients With Steroid-Resistant Primary Focal Segmental GlomerulosclerosisKidney International Reports.  2:800-810. 2017
2016 Selecting SNPs informative for African, American Indian and European Ancestry: Application to the Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND)BMC Genomics.  17. 2016
2015 Dialysate content and risk of sudden cardiac deathCurrent Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension.  24:557-562. 2015
2015 Genome-Wide Association and Trans-ethnic Meta-Analysis for Advanced Diabetic Kidney Disease: Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND)PLoS Genetics.  11. 2015
2014 Nephrotoxic effects of common and emerging drugs of abuseClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  9:1996-2005. 2014
2014 Quality of life and outcomes in African Americans with CKDJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  25:1849-1855. 2014
2013 AKI associated with synthetic cannabinoids: A case seriesClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  8:523-526. 2013
2012 Quality of life and psychosocial factors in African Americans with hypertensive chronic kidney disease 2012
2011 Elevated depressive affect is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes among African Americans with chronic kidney diseaseKidney International.  80:670-678. 2011
2010 Sociodemographic factors contribute to the depressive affect among African Americans with chronic kidney diseaseKidney International.  77:1010-1019. 2010
2009 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 2009
2009 Risk of hyperkalemia in nondiabetic patients with chronic kidney disease receiving antihypertensive therapyArchives of Internal Medicine.  169:1587-1594. 2009
2008 MYH9 is associated with nondiabetic end-stage renal disease in African AmericansNature Genetics.  40:1185-1192. 2008
2008 The Effect of Peritoneal Dialysate on DXA Bone Densitometry Results in Patients with End-Stage Renal DiseaseJournal of Clinical Densitometry.  11:532-536. 2008
2007 Reliability of urinary albumin, total protein, and creatinine assays after prolonged storage: The family investigation of nephropathy and diabetesClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  2:1156-1162. 2007
2006 Differing effects of antihypertensive drugs on the incidence of diabetes mellitus among patients with hypertensive kidney diseaseArchives of Internal Medicine.  166:797-805. 2006
2001 Effect of ramipril vs amlodipine on renal outcomes in hypertensive nephrosclerosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial 2001
2000 Homocysteine Elevation in Sickle Cell DiseaseJournal of the American College of Nutrition.  19:608-612. 2000
2000 Reactive species in sickle cell diseaseAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  899:375-391. 2000
1993 A case study of a recent decline in the dialysis fatality rate.Contributions to Nephrology.  102:59-72. 1993
1992 Lithium toxicity associated with a trichobezoarAnnals of Internal Medicine.  116:739-740. 1992
1990 Peritonitis due to Aspergillus niger: Diagnostic importance of peritoneal eosinophiliaPeritoneal Dialysis International.  10:100-101. 1990
1982 Acetazolamide inhibition of renal γ-glutamyl transpeptidaseBiochemical Pharmacology.  31:3347-3352. 1982
1981 Acetazolamide (Az) inhibition of renal χ-glutamyltransferaseThe FASEB Journal.  40. 1981
1979 Glutathione inhibition of renal ammonia productionThe FASEB Journal.  38. 1979
1978 Regulation of renal glutamine utilization by glutathionePhysiologist.  21:120. 1978


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2013 Disorders of calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.  103-116. 2013

Education And Training

  • Emory University Hospital Systems, Internship
  • Emory University Hospital Systems, Residency
  • UC Health - University Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, Howard University 1984
  • Full Name

  • Denyse Thornley-Brown