Raphael Nemenoff, PhD
Professor, Medicine-Renal Med Diseases/Hypertension

Publications

  • Ng TL, Johnson A, Nemenoff RA, Hsieh E, Osypuk AA, van Bokhoven A, Li H, Camidge DR, Schenk EL. Brief Report: Prospective observational study showing early pulmonary function changes associated with brigatinib initiation. J Thorac Oncol. 2020 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33307191
  • Thurman JM, Laskowski J, Nemenoff RA. Complement and Cancer-A Dysfunctional Relationship?. Antibodies (Basel). 2020 Nov 5;9(4). PubMed PMID: 33167384
  • Lu S, Jolly AJ, Strand KA, Dubner AM, Mutryn MF, Moulton KS, Nemenoff RA, Majesky MW, Weiser-Evans MC. Smooth muscle-derived progenitor cell myofibroblast differentiation through KLF4 downregulation promotes arterial remodeling and fibrosis. JCI Insight. 2020 Dec 3;5(23). PubMed PMID: 33119549
  • Strand KA, Lu S, Mutryn MF, Li L, Zhou Q, Enyart BT, Jolly AJ, Dubner AM, Moulton KS, Nemenoff RA, Koch KA, LaBarbera DV, Weiser-Evans MCM. High Throughput Screen Identifies the DNMT1 (DNA Methyltransferase-1) Inhibitor, 5-Azacytidine, as a Potent Inducer of PTEN (Phosphatase and Tensin Homolog): Central Role for PTEN in 5-Azacytidine Protection Against Pathological Vascular Remodeling. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2020 Aug;40(8):1854-1869. PubMed PMID: 32580634
  • Laskowski J, Renner B, Pickering MC, Serkova NJ, Smith-Jones PM, Clambey ET, Nemenoff RA, Thurman JM. Complement factor H-deficient mice develop spontaneous hepatic tumors. J Clin Invest. 2020 Aug 3;130(8):4039-4054. PubMed PMID: 32369457
  • Neuwelt AJ, Kimball AK, Johnson AM, Arnold BW, Bullock BL, Kaspar RE, Kleczko EK, Kwak JW, Wu MH, Heasley LE, Doebele RC, Li HY, Nemenoff RA, Clambey ET. Cancer cell-intrinsic expression of MHC II in lung cancer cell lines is actively restricted by MEK/ERK signaling and epigenetic mechanisms. J Immunother Cancer. 2020 Apr;8(1). PubMed PMID: 32312906
  • Brown CN, Atwood DJ, Pokhrel D, Ravichandran K, Holditch SJ, Saxena S, Miyazaki M, Nemenoff R, Weiser-Evans MCM, Ljubanovic DG, Joy MS, Edelstein CL. The effect of MEK1/2 inhibitors on cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) and cancer growth in mice. Cell Signal. 2020 Jul;71:109605. PubMed PMID: 32194168
  • Johnson AM, Bullock BL, Neuwelt AJ, Poczobutt JM, Kaspar RE, Li HY, Kwak JW, Hopp K, Weiser-Evans MCM, Heasley LE, Schenk EL, Clambey ET, Nemenoff RA. Cancer Cell-Intrinsic Expression of MHC Class II Regulates the Immune Microenvironment and Response to Anti-PD-1 Therapy in Lung Adenocarcinoma. J Immunol. 2020 Apr 15;204(8):2295-2307. PubMed PMID: 32179637
  • Lu S, Strand KA, Mutryn MF, Tucker RM, Jolly AJ, Furgeson SB, Moulton KS, Nemenoff RA, Weiser-Evans MCM. PTEN (Phosphatase and Tensin Homolog) Protects Against Ang II (Angiotensin II)-Induced Pathological Vascular Fibrosis and Remodeling-Brief Report. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2020 Feb;40(2):394-403. PubMed PMID: 31852223
  • Gibson ES, Woolfrey KM, Li H, Hogan PG, Nemenoff RA, Heasley LE, Dell'Acqua ML. Subcellular Localization and Activity of the Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase 7 (MKK7) ? Isoform are Regulated through Binding to the Phosphatase Calcineurin. Mol Pharmacol. 2019 Jan;95(1):20-32. PubMed PMID: 30404891
  • Lu S, Strand KA, Mutryn MF, Tucker RM, Jolly AJ, Furgeson SB, Moulton KS, Nemenoff RA, Weiser-Evans MCM. PTEN (Phosphatase and Tensin Homolog) Protects Against Ang II (Angiotensin II)-Induced Pathological Vascular Fibrosis and Remodeling. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2019 Dec 19;:ATVBAHA119313757. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31852223
  • Kleczko EK, Kwak JW, Schenk EL, Nemenoff RA. Targeting the Complement Pathway as a Therapeutic Strategy in Lung Cancer. Front Immunol. 2019;10:954. PubMed PMID: 31134065
  • Bullock BL, Kimball AK, Poczobutt JM, Neuwelt AJ, Li HY, Johnson AM, Kwak JW, Kleczko EK, Kaspar RE, Wagner EK, Hopp K, Schenk EL, Weiser-Evans MC, Clambey ET, Nemenoff RA. Tumor-intrinsic response to IFN? shapes the tumor microenvironment and anti-PD-1 response in NSCLC. Life Sci Alliance. 2019 Jun;2(3). PubMed PMID: 31133614
  • Sippel TR, Johnson AM, Li HY, Hanson D, Nguyen TT, Bullock BL, Poczobutt JM, Kwak JW, Kleczko EK, Weiser-Evans MC, Nemenoff RA. Activation of PPAR? in Myeloid Cells Promotes Progression of Epithelial Lung Tumors through TGFß1. Mol Cancer Res. 2019 Aug;17(8):1748-1758. PubMed PMID: 31088909
  • Oweida AJ, Darragh L, Phan A, Binder D, Bhatia S, Mueller A, Court BV, Milner D, Raben D, Woessner R, Heasley L, Nemenoff R, Clambey E, Karam SD. STAT3 Modulation of Regulatory T Cells in Response to Radiation Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 Dec 1;111(12):1339-1349. PubMed PMID: 30863843
  • Montford JR, Bauer C, Dobrinskikh E, Hopp K, Levi M, Weiser-Evans M, Nemenoff R, Furgeson SB. Inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase decreases renal fibrosis and progression of chronic kidney disease. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2019 Apr 1;316(4):F732-F742. PubMed PMID: 30649890
  • Gibson ES, Woolfrey KM, Li H, Hogan PG, Nemenoff RA, Heasley LE, Dell'Acqua ML. Subcellular Localization and Activity of the Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase 7 (MKK7) ? Isoform are Regulated through Binding to the Phosphatase Calcineurin. Mol Pharmacol. 2019 Jan;95(1):20-32. PubMed PMID: 30404891
  • Nemenoff RA, Kleczko EK, Hopp K. Renal double negative T cells: unconventional cells in search of a function. Ann Transl Med. 2019 Dec;7(Suppl 8):S342. PubMed PMID: 32016060
  • Kleczko EK, Kwak JW, Schenk EL, Nemenoff RA. Targeting the Complement Pathway as a Therapeutic Strategy in Lung Cancer. Front Immunol. 2019;10:954. PubMed PMID: 31134065
  • Kimball AK, Oko LM, Bullock BL, Nemenoff RA, van Dyk LF, Clambey ET. A Beginner's Guide to Analyzing and Visualizing Mass Cytometry Data. J Immunol. 2018 Jan 1;200(1):3-22. PubMed PMID: 29255085
  • Kwak JW, Laskowski J, Li HY, McSharry MV, Sippel TR, Bullock BL, Johnson AM, Poczobutt JM, Neuwelt AJ, Malkoski SP, Weiser-Evans MC, Lambris JD, Clambey ET, Thurman JM, Nemenoff RA. Complement Activation via a C3a Receptor Pathway Alters CD4( ) T Lymphocytes and Mediates Lung Cancer Progression. Cancer Res. 2018 Jan 1;78(1):143-156. PubMed PMID: 29118090
  • Kleczko EK, Marsh KH, Tyler LC, Furgeson SB, Bullock BL, Altmann CJ, Miyazaki M, Gitomer BY, Harris PC, Weiser-Evans MCM, Chonchol MB, Clambey ET, Nemenoff RA, Hopp K. CD8( ) T cells modulate autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease progression. Kidney Int. 2018 Dec;94(6):1127-1140. PubMed PMID: 30249452
  • Oweida A, Hararah MK, Phan A, Binder D, Bhatia S, Lennon S, Bukkapatnam S, Van Court B, Uyanga N, Darragh L, Kim HM, Raben D, Tan AC, Heasley L, Clambey E, Nemenoff R, Karam SD. Resistance to Radiotherapy and PD-L1 Blockade Is Mediated by TIM-3 Upregulation and Regulatory T-Cell Infiltration. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Nov 1;24(21):5368-5380. PubMed PMID: 30042205
  • Merrick DT, Edwards MG, Franklin WA, Sugita M, Keith RL, Miller YE, Friedman MB, Dwyer-Nield LD, Tennis MA, O'Keefe MC, Donald EJ, Malloy JM, van Bokhoven A, Wilson S, Koch PJ, O'Shea C, Coldren C, Orlicky DJ, Lu X, Baron AE, Hickey G, Kennedy TC, Powell R, Heasley L, Bunn PA, Geraci M, Nemenoff RA. Altered Cell-Cycle Control, Inflammation, and Adhesion in High-Risk Persistent Bronchial Dysplasia. Cancer Res. 2018 Sep 1;78(17):4971-4983. PubMed PMID: 29997230
  • Tippimanchai DD, Nolan K, Poczobutt J, Verzosa G, Li H, Scarborough H, Huang J, Young C, DeGregori J, Nemenoff RA, Malkoski SP. Adenoviral vectors transduce alveolar macrophages in lung cancer models. Oncoimmunology. 2018;7(6):e1438105. PubMed PMID: 29872579
  • Li HY, McSharry M, Walker D, Johnson A, Kwak J, Bullock B, Neuwelt A, Poczobutt JM, Sippel TR, Keith RL, Weiser-Evans MCM, Clambey E, Nemenoff RA. Targeted overexpression of prostacyclin synthase inhibits lung tumor progression by recruiting CD4 T lymphocytes in tumors that express MHC class II. Oncoimmunology. 2018;7(5):e1423182. PubMed PMID: 29721380
  • Moulton KS, Li M, Strand K, Burgett S, McClatchey P, Tucker R, Furgeson SB, Lu S, Kirkpatrick B, Cleveland JC, Nemenoff RA, Ambardekar AV, Weiser-Evans MC. PTEN deficiency promotes pathological vascular remodeling of human coronary arteries. JCI Insight. 2018 Feb 22;3(4). [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29467331
  • Kimball AK, Oko LM, Bullock BL, Nemenoff RA, van Dyk LF, Clambey ET. A Beginner's Guide to Analyzing and Visualizing Mass Cytometry Data. J Immunol. 2018 Jan 1;200(1):3-22. PubMed PMID: 29255085
  • Montford JR, Lehman AMB, Bauer CD, Klawitter J, Klawitter J, Poczobutt JM, Scobey M, Weiser-Evans M, Nemenoff RA, Furgeson SB. Bone marrow-derived cPLA2a contributes to renal fibrosis progression. J Lipid Res. 2018 Feb;59(2):380-390. PubMed PMID: 29229740
  • Kwak JW, Laskowski J, Li HY, McSharry MV, Sippel TR, Bullock BL, Johnson AM, Poczobutt JM, Neuwelt AJ, Malkoski SP, Weiser-Evans MC, Lambris JD, Clambey ET, Thurman JM, Nemenoff RA. Complement Activation via a C3a Receptor Pathway Alters CD4( ) T Lymphocytes and Mediates Lung Cancer Progression. Cancer Res. 2018 Jan 1;78(1):143-156. PubMed PMID: 29118090
  • Ravichandran K, Holditch S, Brown CN, Wang Q, Ozkok A, Weiser-Evans MC, Nemenoff R, Miyazaki M, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Parikh CR, Ljubanovic D, Edelstein CL. IL-33 deficiency slows cancer growth but does not protect against cisplatin-induced AKI in mice with cancer. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2018 Mar 1;314(3):F356-F366. PubMed PMID: 29070568
  • Murakami A, Wang L, Kalhorn S, Schraml P, Rathmell WK, Tan AC, Nemenoff R, Stenmark K, Jiang BH, Reyland ME, Heasley L, Hu CJ. Context-dependent role for chromatin remodeling component PBRM1/BAF180 in clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Oncogenesis. 2017 Jan 16;6(1):e287. PubMed PMID: 28092369
  • Majesky MW, Horita H, Ostriker A, Lu S, Regan JN, Bagchi A, Dong XR, Poczobutt J, Nemenoff RA, Weiser-Evans MC. Differentiated Smooth Muscle Cells Generate a Subpopulation of Resident Vascular Progenitor Cells in the Adventitia Regulated by Klf4. Circ Res. 2017 Jan 20;120(2):296-311. PubMed PMID: 27834190
  • Montford JR, Lehman AMB, Bauer CD, Klawitter J, Klawitter J, Poczobutt JM, Scobey M, Weiser-Evans M, Nemenoff RA, Furgeson SB. Bone Marrow-Derived cPLA2a Contributes to Renal Fibrosis Progression. J Lipid Res. 2017 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29229740
  • Oweida A, Lennon S, Calame D, Korpela S, Bhatia S, Sharma J, Graham C, Binder D, Serkova N, Raben D, Heasley L, Clambey E, Nemenoff R, Karam SD. Ionizing radiation sensitizes tumors to PD-L1 immune checkpoint blockade in orthotopic murine head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Oncoimmunology. 2017;6(10):e1356153. PubMed PMID: 29123967
  • Ravichandran K, Holditch S, Brown CN, Wang Q, Ozkok A, Weiser-Evans MC, Nemenoff RA, Miyazaki M, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Parikh CR, Ljubanovic D, Edelstein CL. IL-33 deficiency slows cancer growth but does not protect against cisplatin-induced AKI in mice with cancer. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2017 Oct 25;:ajprenal.00040.2017. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29070568
  • Li HY, McSharry M, Bullock B, Nguyen TT, Kwak J, Poczobutt JM, Sippel TR, Heasley LE, Weiser-Evans MC, Clambey ET, Nemenoff RA. The Tumor Microenvironment Regulates Sensitivity of Murine Lung Tumors to PD-1/PD-L1 Antibody Blockade. Cancer Immunol Res. 2017 Sep;5(9):767-777. PubMed PMID: 28819064
  • Murakami A, Wang L, Kalhorn S, Schraml P, Rathmell WK, Tan AC, Nemenoff R, Stenmark K, Jiang BH, Reyland ME, Heasley L, Hu CJ. Context-dependent role for chromatin remodeling component PBRM1/BAF180 in clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Oncogenesis. 2017 Jan 16;6(1):e287. PubMed PMID: 28092369
  • Majesky MW, Horita H, Ostriker A, Lu S, Regan JN, Bagchi A, Dong XR, Poczobutt J, Nemenoff RA, Weiser-Evans MC. Differentiated Smooth Muscle Cells Generate a Subpopulation of Resident Vascular Progenitor Cells in the Adventitia Regulated by Klf4. Circ Res. 2017 Jan 20;120(2):296-311. PubMed PMID: 27834190
  • Oweida A, Lennon S, Calame D, Korpela S, Bhatia S, Sharma J, Graham C, Binder D, Serkova N, Raben D, Heasley L, Clambey E, Nemenoff R, Karam SD. Ionizing radiation sensitizes tumors to PD-L1 immune checkpoint blockade in orthotopic murine head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Oncoimmunology. 2017;6(10):e1356153. PubMed PMID: 29123967
  • Poczobutt JM, Nguyen TT, Hanson D, Li H, Sippel TR, Weiser-Evans MC, Gijon M, Murphy RC, Nemenoff RA. Deletion of 5-Lipoxygenase in the Tumor Microenvironment Promotes Lung Cancer Progression and Metastasis through Regulating T Cell Recruitment. J Immunol. 2016 Jan 15;196(2):891-901. PubMed PMID: 26663781
  • Ranjit S, Dobrinskikh E, Montford J, Dvornikov A, Lehman A, Orlicky DJ, Nemenoff R, Gratton E, Levi M, Furgeson S. Label-free fluorescence lifetime and second harmonic generation imaging microscopy improves quantification of experimental renal fibrosis. Kidney Int. 2016 Nov;90(5):1123-1128. PubMed PMID: 27555119
  • Montford JR, Lehman AM, Scobey MS, Weiser-Evans MC, Nemenoff RA, Furgeson SB. Cytosolic phospholipase A(2)a increases proliferation and de-differentiation of human renal tubular epithelial cells. Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 2016 Nov;126:1-8. PubMed PMID: 27554058
  • Thurman JM, Nemenoff RA. Never make assumptions: the complicated role of complement in urinary tract infections. Kidney Int. 2016 Sep;90(3):469-71. PubMed PMID: 27521106
  • Horita H, Wysoczynski CL, Walker LA, Moulton KS, Li M, Ostriker A, Tucker R, McKinsey TA, Churchill ME, Nemenoff RA, Weiser-Evans MC. Nuclear PTEN functions as an essential regulator of SRF-dependent transcription to control smooth muscle differentiation. Nat Commun. 2016 Mar 4;7:10830. PubMed PMID: 26940659
  • Poczobutt JM, De S, Yadav VK, Nguyen TT, Li H, Sippel TR, Weiser-Evans MC, Nemenoff RA. Expression Profiling of Macrophages Reveals Multiple Populations with Distinct Biological Roles in an Immunocompetent Orthotopic Model of Lung Cancer. J Immunol. 2016 Mar 15;196(6):2847-59. PubMed PMID: 26873985
  • Poczobutt JM, Nguyen TT, Hanson D, Li H, Sippel TR, Weiser-Evans MC, Gijon M, Murphy RC, Nemenoff RA. Deletion of 5-Lipoxygenase in the Tumor Microenvironment Promotes Lung Cancer Progression and Metastasis through Regulating T Cell Recruitment. J Immunol. 2016 Jan 15;196(2):891-901. PubMed PMID: 26663781
  • Ravichandran K, Wang Q, Ozkok A, Jani A, Li H, He Z, Ljubanovic D, Weiser-Evans MC, Nemenoff RA, Edelstein CL. CD4 T cell knockout does not protect against kidney injury and worsens cancer. J Mol Med (Berl). 2016 Apr;94(4):443-55. PubMed PMID: 26620676
  • Ravichandran K, Wang Q, Ozkok A, Jani A, Li H, He Z, Ljubanovic D, Weiser-Evans MC, Nemenoff RA, Edelstein CL. CD4 T cell knockout does not protect against kidney injury and worsens cancer. J Mol Med (Berl). 2015 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26620676
  • Fernandez-Boyanapalli RF, Frasch SC, Thomas SM, Malcolm KC, Nicks M, Harbeck RJ, Jakubzick CV, Nemenoff R, Henson PM, Holland SM, Bratton DL. Pioglitazone restores phagocyte mitochondrial oxidants and bactericidal capacity in chronic granulomatous disease. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Feb;135(2):517-527.e12. PubMed PMID: 25498313
  • Campbell EL, Bruyninckx WJ, Kelly CJ, Glover LE, McNamee EN, Bowers BE, Bayless AJ, Scully M, Saeedi BJ, Golden-Mason L, Ehrentraut SF, Curtis VF, Burgess A, Garvey JF, Sorensen A, Nemenoff R, Jedlicka P, Taylor CT, Kominsky DJ, Colgan SP. Transmigrating Neutrophils Shape the Mucosal Microenvironment through Localized Oxygen Depletion to Influence Resolution of Inflammation. Immunity. 2014 Jan 16;40(1):66-77. PubMed PMID: 24412613
  • Fernandez-Boyanapalli RF, Frasch SC, Thomas SM, Malcolm KC, Nicks M, Harbeck RJ, Jakubzick CV, Nemenoff R, Henson PM, Holland SM, Bratton DL. Pioglitazone restores phagocyte mitochondrial oxidants and bactericidal capacity in chronic granulomatous disease. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25498313
  • Wang CA, Drasin D, Pham C, Jedlicka P, Zaberezhnyy V, Guney M, Li H, Nemenoff R, Costello JC, Tan AC, Ford HL. Homeoprotein Six2 Promotes Breast Cancer Metastasis via Transcriptional and Epigenetic Control of E-Cadherin Expression. Cancer Res. 2014 Dec 15;74(24):7357-70. PubMed PMID: 25348955
  • Lehman AM, Montford JR, Horita H, Ostriker AC, Weiser-Evans MC, Nemenoff RA, Furgeson SB. Activation of the retinoid X receptor modulates angiotensin II-induced smooth muscle gene expression and inflammation in vascular smooth muscle cells. Mol Pharmacol. 2014 Nov;86(5):570-9. PubMed PMID: 25169989
  • Marek LA, Hinz TK, von Mässenhausen A, Olszewski KA, Kleczko EK, Boehm D, Weiser-Evans MC, Nemenoff RA, Hoffmann H, Warth A, Gozgit JM, Perner S, Heasley LE. Nonamplified FGFR1 is a growth driver in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Mol Cancer Res. 2014 Oct;12(10):1460-9. PubMed PMID: 24966347
  • Ostriker A, Horita HN, Poczobutt J, Weiser-Evans MC, Nemenoff RA. Vascular smooth muscle cell-derived transforming growth factor-ß promotes maturation of activated, neointima lesion-like macrophages. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014 Apr;34(4):877-86. PubMed PMID: 24526697
  • Campbell EL, Bruyninckx WJ, Kelly CJ, Glover LE, McNamee EN, Bowers BE, Bayless AJ, Scully M, Saeedi BJ, Golden-Mason L, Ehrentraut SF, Curtis VF, Burgess A, Garvey JF, Sorensen A, Nemenoff R, Jedlicka P, Taylor CT, Kominsky DJ, Colgan SP. Transmigrating neutrophils shape the mucosal microenvironment through localized oxygen depletion to influence resolution of inflammation. Immunity. 2014 Jan 16;40(1):66-77. PubMed PMID: 24412613
  • Poczobutt JM, Gijon M, Amin J, Hanson D, Li H, Walker D, Weiser-Evans M, Lu X, Murphy RC, Nemenoff RA. Eicosanoid profiling in an orthotopic model of lung cancer progression by mass spectrometry demonstrates selective production of leukotrienes by inflammatory cells of the microenvironment. PLoS One. 2013;8(11):e79633. PubMed PMID: 24244531
  • Horita H, Furgeson SB, Ostriker A, Olszewski KA, Sullivan T, Villegas LR, Levine M, Parr JE, Cool CD, Nemenoff RA, Weiser-Evans MC. Selective inactivation of PTEN in smooth muscle cells synergizes with hypoxia to induce severe pulmonary hypertension. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 May 31;2(3):e000188. PubMed PMID: 23727701
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UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Nephrology

General Information

Department: Medicine-Renal Med Diseases/Hypertension
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