Richard Johnson, MD
Professor, Medicine-Renal Med Diseases/Hypertension

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School (1979)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Wisconsin–Madison (WI) (1975)
Internship:
  • University of Washington Program (1980)
Residency:
  • University of Washington Program, Internal Medicine (1982)
Fellowships:
  • University of Washington Program, Infectious Disease (1986)
  • University of Washington Program, Nephrology (1986)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Renal Med Diseases/Hypertension

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Medicine-Renal Med Diseases/Hypertension
  • Professor

Publications

  • Softic S, Stanhope KL, Boucher J, Divanovic S, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ, Kahn CR. Fructose and hepatic insulin resistance. Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 2020 Jan 14;:1-15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31935149
  • Aslan G, Afsar B, Sag AA, Camkiran V, Erden N, Yilmaz S, Siriopol D, Incir S, You Z, Garcia ML, Covic A, Cherney DZI, Johnson RJ, Kanbay M. The Effect of Urine pH and Urinary Uric Acid Levels on the Development of Contrast Nephropathy. Kidney Blood Press Res. 2019 Dec 20;:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31865342
  • Joosten LAB, Crisan TO, Bjornstad P, Johnson RJ. Asymptomatic hyperuricaemia: a silent activator of the innate immune system. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2019 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31822862
  • García-Arroyo FE, Gonzaga G, Muñoz-Jiménez I, Osorio-Alonso H, Iroz A, Vecchio M, Tapia E, Roncal-Jiménez CA, Johnson RJ, Sánchez-Lozada LG. Corrigendum to "Antioxidant supplements as a novel mean for blocking recurrent heat stress-induced kidney damage following rehydration with fructose-containing beverages" [Free Radic. Biol. Med. 141 (2019) 182-191]. Free Radic Biol Med. 2019 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31813623
  • Thornley S, King R, Marshall R, Oakley A, Sundborn G, Harrower J, Reynolds E, Arbuckle M, Johnson RJ. How strong is the relationship between scabies and acute rheumatic fever? An analysis of neighbourhood factors. J Paediatr Child Health. 2019 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31774599
  • García-Arroyo FE, Muñoz-Jiménez I, Gonzaga G, Tapia E, Osorio-Alonso H, Roncal-Jiménez CA, Iroz A, Vecchio M, Reyes-García JG, Johnson RJ, Sánchez-Lozada LG. A Role for Both V1a and V2 Receptors in Renal Heat Stress Injury Amplified by Rehydration with Fructose. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Nov 16;20(22). PubMed PMID: 31744099
  • Brigham MD, Milgroom A, Lenco MO, Tudor T, Kent JD, LaMoreaux B, Johnson RJ, Mandell BF, Hadker N, Francis K, Sanchez H, Radeck LP, Li JW. Prevalence of Gout in the Surviving United States Solid Organ Transplantation Population. Transplant Proc. 2019 Dec;51(10):3449-3455. PubMed PMID: 31733798
  • Andrews P, Johnson RJ. Evolutionary basis for the human diet: consequences for human health. J Intern Med. 2019 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31733113
  • Stenvinkel P, Painer J, Johnson RJ, Natterson-Horowitz B. Biomimetics - Nature's roadmap to insights and solutions for burden of lifestyle diseases. J Intern Med. 2019 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31639885
  • Johnson RJ, Stenvinkel P, Andrews P, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Nakagawa T, Gaucher E, Andres-Hernando A, Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Jimenez CR, Garcia G, Kang DH, Tolan DR, Lanaspa MA. Fructose metabolism as a common evolutionary pathway of survival associated with climate change, food shortage and droughts. J Intern Med. 2019 Oct 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31621967
  • García-Arroyo FE, Monroy-Sánchez F, Muñoz-Jiménez I, Gonzaga G, Andrés-Hernando A, Zazueta C, Juárez-Rojas JG, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ, Sánchez-Lozada LG. Allopurinol Prevents the Lipogenic Response Induced by an Acute Oral Fructose Challenge in Short-Term Fructose Fed Rats. Biomolecules. 2019 Oct 11;9(10). PubMed PMID: 31614639
  • Ko J, Kang HJ, Kim DA, Kim MJ, Ryu ES, Lee S, Ryu JH, Roncal C, Johnson RJ, Kang DH. Uric acid induced the phenotype transition of vascular endothelial cells via induction of oxidative stress and glycocalyx shedding. FASEB J. 2019 Dec;33(12):13334-13345. PubMed PMID: 31553887
  • Isom R, Shoor S, Higgins J, Cara-Fuentes G, Johnson RJ. Abatacept in Steroid-Dependent Minimal Change Disease and CD80-uria. Kidney Int Rep. 2019 Sep;4(9):1349-1353. PubMed PMID: 31517155
  • Bursill D, Taylor WJ, Terkeltaub R, Abhishek A, So AK, Vargas-Santos AB, Gaffo AL, Rosenthal A, Tausche AK, Reginato A, Manger B, Sciré C, Pineda C, van Durme C, Lin CT, Yin C, Albert DA, Biernat-Kaluza E, Roddy E, Pascual E, Becce F, Perez-Ruiz F, Sivera F, Lioté F, Schett G, Nuki G, Filippou G, McCarthy G, da Rocha Castelar Pinheiro G, Ea HK, Tupinambá HA, Yamanaka H, Choi HK, Mackay J, ODell JR, Vázquez Mellado J, Singh JA, Fitzgerald JD, Jacobsson LTH, Joosten L, Harrold LR, Stamp L, Andrés M, Gutierrez M, Kuwabara M, Dehlin M, Janssen M, Doherty M, Hershfield MS, Pillinger M, Edwards NL, Schlesinger N, Kumar N, Slot O, Ottaviani S, Richette P, MacMullan PA, Chapman PT, Lipsky PE, Robinson P, Khanna PP, Gancheva RN, Grainger R, Johnson RJ, Te Kampe R, Keenan RT, Tedeschi SK, Kim S, Choi SJ, Fields TR, Bardin T, Uhlig T, Jansen T, Merriman T, Pascart T, Neogi T, Klück V, Louthrenoo W, Dalbeth N. Gout, Hyperuricaemia and Crystal-Associated Disease Network (G-CAN) consensus statement regarding labels and definitions of disease states of gout. Ann Rheum Dis. 2019 Nov;78(11):1592-1600. PubMed PMID: 31501138
  • Al-Ozairi E, Rivard CJ, Sanchez Lozada LG, Lanaspa MA, Bjornstad P, Al Salem D, Alhubail A, Megahed A, Kuwabara M, Johnson RJ, Asad RA. Fructose tolerance test in obese people with and without type 2 diabetes. J Diabetes. 2019 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31472036
  • Wiromrat P, Bjornstad P, Vinovskis C, Chung LT, Roncal C, Pyle L, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ, Cherney DZ, Reznick-Lipina TK, Bishop F, Maahs DM, Wadwa RP. Elevated copeptin, arterial stiffness, and elevated albumin excretion in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2019 Dec;20(8):1110-1117. PubMed PMID: 31433534
  • Johnson RJ, Wesseling C, Newman LS. Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Cause in Agricultural Communities. Reply. N Engl J Med. 2019 Aug 15;381(7):689. PubMed PMID: 31412197
  • Andres-Hernando A, Lanaspa MA, Kuwabara M, Orlicky DJ, Cicerchi C, Bales E, Garcia GE, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Sato Y, Johnson RJ. Obesity causes renal mitochondrial dysfunction and energy imbalance and accelerates chronic kidney disease in mice. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2019 Oct 1;317(4):F941-F948. PubMed PMID: 31411075
  • Sato Y, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Andres-Hernando A, Jensen T, Tolan DR, Sanchez-Lozada LG, Newman LS, Butler-Dawson J, Sorensen C, Glaser J, Miyazaki M, Diaz HF, Ishimoto T, Kosugi T, Maruyama S, Garcia GE, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Increase of core temperature affected the progression of kidney injury by repeated heat stress exposure. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2019 Nov 1;317(5):F1111-F1121. PubMed PMID: 31390229
  • Kanbay M, Yilmaz S, Dincer N, Ortiz A, Sag AA, Covic A, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Lanaspa MA, Cherney DZI, Johnson RJ, Afsar B. Antidiuretic Hormone and Serum Osmolarity Physiology and Related Outcomes: What Is Old, What Is New, and What Is Unknown?. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Nov 1;104(11):5406-5420. PubMed PMID: 31365096
  • Sato Y, Feig DI, Stack AG, Kang DH, Lanaspa MA, Ejaz AA, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Kuwabara M, Borghi C, Johnson RJ. The case for uric acid-lowering treatment in patients with hyperuricaemia and CKD. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2019 Dec;15(12):767-775. PubMed PMID: 31296965
  • Hayasaki T, Ishimoto T, Doke T, Hirayama A, Soga T, Furuhashi K, Kato N, Kosugi T, Tsuboi N, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ, Maruyama S, Kadomatsu K. Fructose increases the activity of sodium hydrogen exchanger in renal proximal tubules that is dependent on ketohexokinase. J Nutr Biochem. 2019 Sep;71:54-62. PubMed PMID: 31276916
  • Brigham MD, Radeck LP, Mendonca CM, Lang I, Li JW, Kent JD, LaMoreaux B, Mandell BF, Johnson RJ. Gout Severity in Recipients of Kidney Transplant. Transplant Proc. 2019 Jul - Aug;51(6):1816-1821. PubMed PMID: 31256872
  • Wiromrat P, Bjornstad P, Roncal C, Pyle L, Johnson RJ, Cherney DZ, Lipina T, Bishop F, Maahs DM, Wadwa RP. Serum uromodulin is associated with urinary albumin excretion in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. J Diabetes Complications. 2019 Sep;33(9):648-650. PubMed PMID: 31253490
  • García-Arroyo FE, Gonzaga G, Muñoz-Jiménez I, Osorio-Alonso H, Iroz A, Vecchio M, Tapia E, Roncal-Jiménez CA, Johnson RJ, Sánchez-Lozada LG. Antioxidant supplements as a novel mean for blocking recurrent heat stress-induced kidney damage following rehydration with fructose-containing beverages. Free Radic Biol Med. 2019 Sep;141:182-191. PubMed PMID: 31212064
  • Johnson RJ, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Newman LS, Lanaspa MA, Diaz HF, Lemery J, Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Tolan DR, Butler-Dawson J, Sato Y, Garcia G, Hernando AA, Roncal-Jimenez CA. Climate Change and the Kidney. Ann Nutr Metab. 2019;74 Suppl 3:38-44. PubMed PMID: 31203298
  • Andres-Hernando A, Johnson RJ, Lanaspa MA. Endogenous fructose production: what do we know and how relevant is it?. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2019 Jul;22(4):289-294. PubMed PMID: 31166222
  • Hooper PL, Swenson ER, Johnson RJ. Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors for the Treatment of High-Altitude Hypoxemia. Am J Med. 2019 Nov;132(11):e799-e800. PubMed PMID: 31152716
  • Johnson RJ, Choi HK, Yeo AE, Lipsky PE. Pegloticase Treatment Significantly Decreases Blood Pressure in Patients With Chronic Gout. Hypertension. 2019 Jul;74(1):95-101. PubMed PMID: 31079535
  • Johnson RJ, Wesseling C, Newman LS. Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Cause in Agricultural Communities. N Engl J Med. 2019 May 9;380(19):1843-1852. PubMed PMID: 31067373
  • Sundborn G, Thornley S, Merriman TR, Lang B, King C, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Are Liquid Sugars Different from Solid Sugar in Their Ability to Cause Metabolic Syndrome?. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2019 Jun;27(6):879-887. PubMed PMID: 31054268
  • Nakagawa T, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. The effects of fruit consumption in patients with hyperuricaemia or gout. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2019 Jul 1;58(7):1133-1141. PubMed PMID: 31004140
  • Wiromrat P, Bjornstad P, Roncal C, Cree-Green M, Baumgartner A, Coe G, Reyes YG, Schäfer M, Truong U, Pyle L, Johnson RJ, Nadeau KJ. Serum uromodulin inversely associates with aortic stiffness in youth with type 1 diabetes: A brief report from EMERALD study. J Diabetes Complications. 2019 Jun;33(6):434-436. PubMed PMID: 31003921
  • Butler-Dawson J, Krisher L, Yoder H, Dally M, Sorensen C, Johnson RJ, Asensio C, Cruz A, Johnson EC, Carlton EJ, Tenney L, Asturias EJ, Newman LS. Evaluation of heat stress and cumulative incidence of acute kidney injury in sugarcane workers in Guatemala. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2019 Oct;92(7):977-990. PubMed PMID: 30997573
  • Ejaz AA, Johnson RJ, Shimada M, Mohandas R, Alquadan KF, Beaver TM, Lapsia V, Dass B. The Role of Uric Acid in Acute Kidney Injury. Nephron. 2019;142(4):275-283. PubMed PMID: 30991383
  • James WPT, Johnson RJ, Speakman JR, Wallace DC, Frühbeck G, Iversen PO, Stover PJ. Nutrition and its role in human evolution. J Intern Med. 2019 May;285(5):533-549. PubMed PMID: 30772945
  • Sánchez-Lozada LG, Roncal-Jimenez CA, García-Arroyo FE, Jensen T, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. The perils of rehydrating with soft drinks following heat and exercise. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2019 Mar 1;316(3):R187-R188. PubMed PMID: 30673300
  • Sanchez-Lozada LG, Andres-Hernando A, Garcia-Arroyo FE, Cicerchi C, Li N, Kuwabara M, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Johnson RJ, Lanaspa MA. Uric acid activates aldose reductase and the polyol pathway for endogenous fructose and fat production causing development of fatty liver in rats. J Biol Chem. 2019 Mar 15;294(11):4272-4281. PubMed PMID: 30651350
  • Eren OC, Ortiz A, Afsar B, Covic A, Kuwabara M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ, Kanbay M. Multilayered Interplay Between Fructose and Salt in Development of Hypertension. Hypertension. 2019 Feb;73(2):265-272. PubMed PMID: 30595116
  • Sorensen CJ, Butler-Dawson J, Dally M, Krisher L, Griffin BR, Johnson RJ, Lemery J, Asensio C, Tenney L, Newman LS. Risk Factors and Mechanisms Underlying Cross-Shift Decline in Kidney Function in Guatemalan Sugarcane Workers. J Occup Environ Med. 2019 Mar;61(3):239-250. PubMed PMID: 30575695
  • Kuwabara M, Chintaluru Y, Kanbay M, Niwa K, Hisatome I, Andres-Hernando A, Roncal-Jimenez C, Ohno M, Johnson RJ, Lanaspa MA. Fasting blood glucose is predictive of hypertension in a general Japanese population. J Hypertens. 2019 Jan;37(1):167-174. PubMed PMID: 30507865
  • Bjornstad P, Wiromrat P, Johnson RJ, Sippl R, Cherney DZI, Wong R, Rewers MJ, Snell-Bergeon JK. Serum Uromodulin Predicts Less Coronary Artery Calcification and Diabetic Kidney Disease Over 12 Years in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: The CACTI Study. Diabetes Care. 2019 Feb;42(2):297-302. PubMed PMID: 30482755
  • Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Johnson RJ. Genetic Polymorphisms in Hypertension: Are We Missing the Immune Connection?. Am J Hypertens. 2019 Jan 15;32(2):113-122. PubMed PMID: 30418477
  • Jensen T, Bjornstad P, Johnson RJ, Sippl R, Rewers M, Snell-Bergeon JK. Copeptin and Estimated Insulin Sensitivity in Adults With and Without Type 1 Diabetes: The CACTI Study. Can J Diabetes. 2019 Feb;43(1):34-39. PubMed PMID: 30026043
  • Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. The role of autoimmune reactivity induced by heat shock protein 70 in the pathogenesis of essential hypertension. Br J Pharmacol. 2019 Jun;176(12):1829-1838. PubMed PMID: 29679484
  • Stenvinkel P, Painer J, Kuro-O M, Lanaspa M, Arnold W, Ruf T, Shiels PG, Johnson RJ. Novel treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease: insights from the animal kingdom. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2018 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29332935
  • Harland TA, Winston KR, Jovanovich AJ, Johnson RJ. Shunt Nephritis: An Increasingly Unfamiliar Diagnosis. World Neurosurg. 2018 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29325951
  • Kuwabara M, Hisatome I, Niwa K, Hara S, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Bjornstad P, Nakagawa T, Andres-Hernando A, Sato Y, Jensen T, Garcia G, Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Ohno M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Uric Acid Is a Strong Risk Marker for Developing Hypertension From Prehypertension: A 5-Year Japanese Cohort Study. Hypertension. 2018 Jan;71(1):78-86. PubMed PMID: 29203632
  • Bjornstad P, Wiromrat P, Johnson RJ, Sippl R, Cherney DZ, Wong R, Rewers MJ, Snell-Bergeon JK. Serum Uromodulin Predicts Less Coronary Artery Calcification and Diabetic Kidney Disease Over 12 years in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: The CACTI Study. Diabetes Care. 2018 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30482755
  • Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Johnson RJ. Genetic polymorphisms in Hypertension: are we missing the Immune Connection?. Am J Hypertens. 2018 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30418477
  • Johnson RJ, Perez-Pozo SE, Lillo JL, Grases F, Schold JD, Kuwabara M, Sato Y, Hernando AA, Garcia G, Jensen T, Rivard C, Sanchez-Lozada LG, Roncal C, Lanaspa MA. Fructose increases risk for kidney stones: potential role in metabolic syndrome and heat stress. BMC Nephrol. 2018 Nov 8;19(1):315. PubMed PMID: 30409184
  • Sánchez-Lozada LG, García-Arroyo FE, Gonzaga G, Silverio O, Blas-Marron MG, Muñoz-Jimenez I, Tapia E, Osorio-Alonso H, Madero M, Roncal-Jiménez CA, Weiss I, Glaser J, Johnson RJ. Kidney Injury from Recurrent Heat Stress and Rhabdomyolysis: Protective Role of Allopurinol and Sodium Bicarbonate. Am J Nephrol. 2018;48(5):339-348. PubMed PMID: 30391956
  • Dally M, Butler-Dawson J, Krisher L, Monaghan A, Weitzenkamp D, Sorensen C, Johnson RJ, Carlton EJ, Asensio C, Tenney L, Newman LS. The impact of heat and impaired kidney function on productivity of Guatemalan sugarcane workers. PLoS One. 2018;13(10):e0205181. PubMed PMID: 30289894
  • Griffin BR, Butler-Dawson J, Dally M, Krisher L, Cruz A, Weitzenkamp D, Sorensen C, Tenney L, Johnson RJ, Newman LS. Unadjusted point of care creatinine results overestimate acute kidney injury incidence during field testing in Guatemala. PLoS One. 2018;13(9):e0204614. PubMed PMID: 30261074
  • Kanbay M, Aslan G, Afsar B, Dagel T, Siriopol D, Kuwabara M, Incir S, Camkiran V, Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Lanaspa MA, Covic A, Johnson RJ. Acute effects of salt on blood pressure are mediated by serum osmolality. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2018 Oct;20(10):1447-1454. PubMed PMID: 30232829
  • García-Arroyo FE, Gonzaga G, Muñoz-Jiménez I, Blas-Marron MG, Silverio O, Tapia E, Soto V, Ranganathan N, Ranganathan P, Vyas U, Irvin A, Ir D, Robertson CE, Frank DN, Johnson RJ, Sánchez-Lozada LG. Probiotic supplements prevented oxonic acid-induced hyperuricemia and renal damage. PLoS One. 2018;13(8):e0202901. PubMed PMID: 30142173
  • Jensen T, Niwa K, Hisatome I, Kanbay M, Andres-Hernando A, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Sato Y, Garcia G, Ohno M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ, Kuwabara M. Increased Serum Uric Acid over five years is a Risk Factor for Developing Fatty Liver. Sci Rep. 2018 Aug 6;8(1):11735. PubMed PMID: 30082907
  • Kuwabara M, Kuwabara R, Niwa K, Hisatome I, Smits G, Roncal-Jimenez CA, MacLean PS, Yracheta JM, Ohno M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ, Jalal DI. Different Risk for Hypertension, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, and Hyperuricemia According to Level of Body Mass Index in Japanese and American Subjects. Nutrients. 2018 Aug 3;10(8). PubMed PMID: 30081468
  • Jensen T, Bjornstad P, Johnson RJ, Sippl R, Rewers M, Snell-Bergeon JK. Copeptin and Estimated Insulin Sensitivity in Adults With and Without Type 1 Diabetes: The CACTI Study. Can J Diabetes. 2018 Mar 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30026043
  • Milagres T, García-Arroyo FE, Lanaspa MA, Garcia G, Ishimoto T, Andres-Hernando A, Kuwabara M, Jensen T, Sato Y, Glaser J, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Johnson RJ, Roncal-Jimenez C. Rehydration with fructose worsens dehydration-induced renal damage. BMC Nephrol. 2018 Jul 13;19(1):180. PubMed PMID: 30005632
  • Johnson RJ. Finding the truth: multivariable analysis and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. J R Coll Physicians Edinb. 2018 Jun;48(2):153-154. PubMed PMID: 29992207
  • Kuwabara M, Hisatome I, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Niwa K, Andres-Hernando A, Jensen T, Bjornstad P, Milagres T, Cicerchi C, Song Z, Garcia G, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Ohno M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Correction: Increased Serum Sodium and Serum Osmolarity Are Independent Risk Factors for Developing Chronic Kidney Disease; 5 Year Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2018;13(5):e0197941. PubMed PMID: 29772014
  • Afsar B, Kuwabara M, Ortiz A, Yerlikaya A, Siriopol D, Covic A, Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Johnson RJ, Kanbay M. Salt Intake and Immunity. Hypertension. 2018 Jul;72(1):19-23. PubMed PMID: 29760151
  • Rivard CJ, Tanabe T, Lanaspa MA, Watanabe H, Nomura S, Andres-Hernando A, Garth K, Sekijima M, Ishimoto T, Ariyoshi Y, Garcia GE, Shah J, Lennan B, Tasaki M, Pomposelli T, Shimizu A, Sachs DH, Johnson RJ, Yamada K. Upregulation of CD80 on glomerular podocytes plays an important role in development of proteinuria following pig-to-baboon xeno-renal transplantation - an experimental study. Transpl Int. 2018 Oct;31(10):1164-1177. PubMed PMID: 29722117
  • Trostel J, Truong LD, Roncal-Jimenez C, Miyazaki M, Miyazaki-Anzai S, Kuwabara M, McMahan R, Andres-Hernando A, Sato Y, Jensen T, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ, Garcia GE. Different effects of global osteopontin and macrophage osteopontin in glomerular injury. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2018 Oct 1;315(4):F759-F768. PubMed PMID: 29717936
  • Johnson RJ, Rodriguez-Iturbe B. Rethinking progression of CKD as a process of punctuated equilibrium. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2018 Jul;14(7):411-412. PubMed PMID: 29717190
  • Shah JA, Lanaspa MA, Tanabe T, Watanabe H, Johnson RJ, Yamada K. Remaining Physiological Barriers in Porcine Kidney Xenotransplantation: Potential Pathways behind Proteinuria as well as Factors Related to Growth Discrepancies following Pig-to-Kidney Xenotransplantation. J Immunol Res. 2018;2018:6413012. PubMed PMID: 29687010
  • Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. The role of autoimmune reactivity induced by heat shock protein 70 in the pathogenesis of essential hypertension. Br J Pharmacol. 2018 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29679484
  • Johnson RJ. Finding the truth: blind faith and the lemming phenomenon. J R Soc Med. 2018 May;111(5):175-176. PubMed PMID: 29672200
  • Roncal-Jimenez CA, Sato Y, Milagres T, Andres Hernando A, García G, Bjornstad P, Dawson JB, Sorensen C, Newman L, Krisher L, Madero M, Glaser J, Gárcía-Trabanino R, Romero EJ, Song Z, Jensen T, Kuwabara M, Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Sanchez-Lozada LG, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Experimental heat stress nephropathy and liver injury are improved by allopurinol. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2018 Sep 1;315(3):F726-F733. PubMed PMID: 29667911
  • Doke T, Ishimoto T, Hayasaki T, Ikeda S, Hasebe M, Hirayama A, Soga T, Kato N, Kosugi T, Tsuboi N, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ, Kadomatsu K, Maruyama S. Lacking ketohexokinase-A exacerbates renal injury in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. Metabolism. 2018 Aug;85:161-170. PubMed PMID: 29604362
  • Rodríguez-Iturbe B, Johnson RJ. Heat shock proteins and cardiovascular disease. Physiol Int. 2018 Mar 1;105(1):19-37. PubMed PMID: 29602292
  • Kuwabara M, Borghi C, Cicero AFG, Hisatome I, Niwa K, Ohno M, Johnson RJ, Lanaspa MA. Elevated serum uric acid increases risks for developing high LDL cholesterol and hypertriglyceridemia: A five-year cohort study in Japan. Int J Cardiol. 2018 Jun 15;261:183-188. PubMed PMID: 29551256
  • Lanaspa MA, Andres-Hernando A, Orlicky DJ, Cicerchi C, Jang C, Li N, Milagres T, Kuwabara M, Wempe MF, Rabinowitz JD, Johnson RJ, Tolan DR. Ketohexokinase C blockade ameliorates fructose-induced metabolic dysfunction in fructose-sensitive mice. J Clin Invest. 2018 Jun 1;128(6):2226-2238. PubMed PMID: 29533924
  • Lanaspa MA, Kuwabara M, Andres-Hernando A, Li N, Cicerchi C, Jensen T, Orlicky DJ, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Ishimoto T, Nakagawa T, Rodriguez-Iturbe B, MacLean PS, Johnson RJ. High salt intake causes leptin resistance and obesity in mice by stimulating endogenous fructose production and metabolism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Mar 20;115(12):3138-3143. PubMed PMID: 29507217
  • Bjornstad P, Maahs DM, Roncal CA, Snell-Bergeon JK, Shah VN, Milagres T, Ellis SL, Hatch M, Chung LT, Rewers MJ, Garg S, Cherney DZ, Pyle L, Nadeau KJ, Johnson RJ. Role of bicarbonate supplementation on urine uric acid crystals and diabetic tubulopathy in adults with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2018 Jul;20(7):1776-1780. PubMed PMID: 29498467
  • Johnson RJ, Bakris GL, Borghi C, Chonchol MB, Feldman D, Lanaspa MA, Merriman TR, Moe OW, Mount DB, Sanchez Lozada LG, Stahl E, Weiner DE, Chertow GM. Hyperuricemia, Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Disease: Report of a Scientific Workshop Organized by the National Kidney Foundation. Am J Kidney Dis. 2018 Jun;71(6):851-865. PubMed PMID: 29496260
  • Cara-Fuentes G, Lanaspa MA, Garcia GE, Banks M, Garin EH, Johnson RJ. Urinary CD80: a biomarker for a favorable response to corticosteroids in minimal change disease. Pediatr Nephrol. 2018 Jul;33(7):1101-1103. PubMed PMID: 29492674
  • Jensen T, Abdelmalek MF, Sullivan S, Nadeau KJ, Green M, Roncal C, Nakagawa T, Kuwabara M, Sato Y, Kang DH, Tolan DR, Sanchez-Lozada LG, Rosen HR, Lanaspa MA, Diehl AM, Johnson RJ. Fructose and sugar: A major mediator of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. J Hepatol. 2018 May;68(5):1063-1075. PubMed PMID: 29408694
  • King C, Lanaspa MA, Jensen T, Tolan DR, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Johnson RJ. Uric Acid as a Cause of the Metabolic Syndrome. Contrib Nephrol. 2018;192:88-102. PubMed PMID: 29393133
  • Stenvinkel P, Painer J, Kuro-O M, Lanaspa M, Arnold W, Ruf T, Shiels PG, Johnson RJ. Novel treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease: insights from the animal kingdom. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2018 Apr;14(4):265-284. PubMed PMID: 29332935
  • Harland TA, Winston KR, Jovanovich AJ, Johnson RJ. Shunt Nephritis: An Increasingly Unfamiliar Diagnosis. World Neurosurg. 2018 Mar;111:346-348. PubMed PMID: 29325951
  • Kuwabara M, Hisatome I, Niwa K, Hara S, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Bjornstad P, Nakagawa T, Andres-Hernando A, Sato Y, Jensen T, Garcia G, Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Ohno M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Uric Acid Is a Strong Risk Marker for Developing Hypertension From Prehypertension: A 5-Year Japanese Cohort Study. Hypertension. 2018 Jan;71(1):78-86. PubMed PMID: 29203632
  • Hurtado-Arestegui A, Plata-Cornejo R, Cornejo A, Mas G, Carbajal L, Sharma S, Swenson ER, Johnson RJ, Pando J. Higher prevalence of unrecognized kidney disease at high altitude. J Nephrol. 2018 Apr;31(2):263-269. PubMed PMID: 29119539
  • Bjornstad P, Pyle L, Cherney DZI, Johnson RJ, Sippl R, Wong R, Rewers M, Snell-Bergeon JK. Plasma biomarkers improve prediction of diabetic kidney disease in adults with type 1 diabetes over a 12-year follow-up: CACTI study. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2018 Jul 1;33(7):1189-1196. PubMed PMID: 28992280
  • Hurtado-Arestegui A, Plata-Cornejo R, Cornejo A, Mas G, Carbajal L, Sharma S, Swenson ER, Johnson RJ, Pando J. Higher prevalence of unrecognized kidney disease at high altitude. J Nephrol. 2017 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29119539
  • Bjornstad P, Pyle L, Cherney DZI, Johnson RJ, Sippl R, Wong R, Rewers M, Snell-Bergeon JK. Plasma biomarkers improve prediction of diabetic kidney disease in adults with type 1 diabetes over a 12-year follow-up: CACTI study. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2017 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28992280
  • Yamada K, Shah JA, Tanabe T, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Xenotransplantation: Where Are We with Potential Kidney Recipients? Recent Progress and Potential Future Clinical Trials. Curr Transplant Rep. 2017 Jun;4(2):101-109. PubMed PMID: 28989853
  • Todd AS, Walker RJ, MacGinley RJ, Kelly J, Merriman TR, Major TJ, Johnson RJ. Dietary Sodium Modifies Serum Uric Acid Concentrations in Humans. Am J Hypertens. 2017 Nov 6;30(12):1196-1202. PubMed PMID: 28985270
  • García-Arroyo FE, Tapia E, Blas-Marron MG, Gonzaga G, Silverio O, Cristóbal M, Osorio H, Arellano-Buendía AS, Zazueta C, Aparicio-Trejo OE, Reyes-García JG, Pedraza-Chaverri J, Soto V, Roncal-Jiménez C, Johnson RJ, Sánchez-Lozada LG. Vasopressin Mediates the Renal Damage Induced by Limited Fructose Rehydration in Recurrently Dehydrated Rats. Int J Biol Sci. 2017;13(8):961-975. PubMed PMID: 28924378
  • Kuwabara M, Kuwabara R, Hisatome I, Niwa K, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Bjornstad P, Andres-Hernando A, Sato Y, Jensen T, Garcia G, Ohno M, Hill JO, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. "Metabolically Healthy" Obesity and Hyperuricemia Increase Risk for Hypertension and Diabetes: 5-year Japanese Cohort Study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Nov;25(11):1997-2008. PubMed PMID: 28922565
  • Johnson RJ, Shimada M. Contemporary Management of Hepatitis C in Patients with CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Oct 6;12(10):1563-1565. PubMed PMID: 28882856
  • Sharma S, Gralla J, Ordonez JG, Hurtado ME, Swenson ER, Schoene RB, Kelly JP, Callacondo D, Rivard C, Roncal-Jimenez C, Sirota J, Fuquay R, Jackson BP, Swenson KE, Johnson RJ, Hurtado A, Escudero E. Acetazolamide and N-acetylcysteine in the treatment of chronic mountain sickness (Monge's disease). Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2017 Dec;246:1-8. PubMed PMID: 28720395
  • Hahn K, Kanbay M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ, Ejaz AA. Serum uric acid and acute kidney injury: A mini review. J Adv Res. 2017 Sep;8(5):529-536. PubMed PMID: 28748118
  • Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Pons H, Johnson RJ. Role of the Immune System in Hypertension. Physiol Rev. 2017 Jul 1;97(3):1127-1164. PubMed PMID: 28566539
  • Johnson RJ, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Andrews P, Lanaspa MA. Perspective: A Historical and Scientific Perspective of Sugar and Its Relation with Obesity and Diabetes. Adv Nutr. 2017 May;8(3):412-422. PubMed PMID: 28507007
  • Cara-Fuentes G, Segarra A, Silva-Sanchez C, Wang H, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ, Garin EH. Angiopoietin-like-4 and minimal change disease. PLoS One. 2017;12(4):e0176198. PubMed PMID: 28441404
  • Johnson RJ. Pro: Heat stress as a potential etiology of Mesoamerican and Sri Lankan nephropathy: a late night consult with Sherlock Holmes. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2017 Apr 1;32(4):598-602. PubMed PMID: 28407135
  • Johnson RJ. Opponent's comments. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2017 Apr 1;32(4):606-607. PubMed PMID: 28407134
  • Kuwabara M, Niwa K, Hisatome I, Nakagawa T, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Andres-Hernando A, Bjornstad P, Jensen T, Sato Y, Milagres T, Garcia G, Ohno M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia Without Comorbidities Predicts Cardiometabolic Diseases: Five-Year Japanese Cohort Study. Hypertension. 2017 Jun;69(6):1036-1044. PubMed PMID: 28396536
  • Kuwabara M, Bjornstad P, Hisatome I, Niwa K, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Andres-Hernando A, Jensen T, Milagres T, Sato Y, Garcia G, Ohno M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Elevated Serum Uric Acid Level Predicts Rapid Decline in Kidney Function. Am J Nephrol. 2017;45(4):330-337. PubMed PMID: 28285309
  • Andres-Hernando A, Li N, Cicerchi C, Inaba S, Chen W, Roncal-Jimenez C, Le MT, Wempe MF, Milagres T, Ishimoto T, Fini M, Nakagawa T, Johnson RJ, Lanaspa MA. Protective role of fructokinase blockade in the pathogenesis of acute kidney injury in mice. Nat Commun. 2017 Feb 13;8:14181. PubMed PMID: 28194018
  • Kuwabara M, Sato Y, Kanbay M, Johnson RJ. Uric Acid and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy: A Potentially New Modifiable Target?. Am J Hypertens. 2017 Mar 1;30(3):229-231. PubMed PMID: 28096149
  • Kuwabara M, Hisatome I, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Niwa K, Andres-Hernando A, Jensen T, Bjornstad P, Milagres T, Cicerchi C, Song Z, Garcia G, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Ohno M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Increased Serum Sodium and Serum Osmolarity Are Independent Risk Factors for Developing Chronic Kidney Disease; 5 Year Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2017;12(1):e0169137. PubMed PMID: 28081152
  • Roncal-Jimenez CA, Milagres T, Andres-Hernando A, Kuwabara M, Jensen T, Song Z, Bjornstad P, Garcia GE, Sato Y, Sanchez-Lozada LG, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Effects of exogenous desmopressin on a model of heat stress nephropathy in mice. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2017 Mar 1;312(3):F418-F426. PubMed PMID: 28003190
  • Bjornstad P, Johnson RJ, Snell-Bergeon JK, Pyle L, Davis A, Foster N, Cherney DZ, Maahs DM. Albuminuria is associated with greater copeptin concentrations in men with type 1 diabetes: A brief report from the T1D exchange Biobank. J Diabetes Complications. 2017 Feb;31(2):387-389. PubMed PMID: 27979439
  • Song ??? Z, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Lanaspa-Garcia MA, Oppelt SA, Kuwabara M, Jensen T, Milagres T, Andres-Hernando A, Ishimoto T, Garcia GE, Johnson G, MacLean PS, Sanchez-Lozada LG, Tolan DR, Johnson RJ. Role of fructose and fructokinase in acute dehydration-induced vasopressin gene expression and secretion in mice. J Neurophysiol. 2017 Feb 1;117(2):646-654. PubMed PMID: 27852737
  • Jalal DI, Decker E, Perrenoud L, Nowak KL, Bispham N, Mehta T, Smits G, You Z, Seals D, Chonchol M, Johnson RJ. Vascular Function and Uric Acid-Lowering in Stage 3 CKD. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Mar;28(3):943-952. PubMed PMID: 27620990
  • Bjornstad P, Pyle L, Kinney GL, Rewers M, Johnson RJ, Maahs DM, Snell-Bergeon JK. Adiponectin is associated with early diabetic kidney disease in adults with type 1 diabetes: A Coronary Artery Calcification in Type 1 Diabetes (CACTI) Study. J Diabetes Complications. 2017 Feb;31(2):369-374. PubMed PMID: 27368123
  • Kanbay M, Solak Y, Afsar B, Nistor I, Aslan G, Çaglayan OH, Aykanat A, Donciu MD, Lanaspa MA, Ejaz AA, Johnson RJ, Covic A. Serum Uric Acid and Risk for Acute Kidney Injury Following Contrast. Angiology. 2017 Feb;68(2):132-144. PubMed PMID: 27106252
  • Mendi MA, Afsar B, Oksuz F, Turak O, Yayla C, Ozcan F, Johnson RJ, Kanbay M. Uric Acid is a Useful Tool to Predict Contrast-Induced Nephropathy. Angiology. 2017 Aug;68(7):627-632. PubMed PMID: 27006404
  • Bjornstad P, Snell-Bergeon JK, McFann K, Wadwa RP, Rewers M, Rivard CJ, Jalal D, Chonchol MB, Johnson RJ, Maahs DM. Serum uric acid and insulin sensitivity in adolescents and adults with and without type 1 diabetes. J Diabetes Complications. 2013 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24461546
  • Nakagawa T, Sato W, Kosugi T, Johnson RJ. Uncoupling of VEGF with endothelial NO as a potential mechanism for abnormal angiogenesis in the diabetic nephropathy. J Diabetes Res. 2013;2013:184539. PubMed PMID: 24386643
  • Roncal Jimenez CA, Ishimoto T, Lanaspa MA, Rivard CJ, Nakagawa T, Ejaz AA, Cicerchi C, Inaba S, Le M, Miyazaki M, Glaser J, Correa-Rotter R, González MA, Aragón A, Wesseling C, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Johnson RJ. Fructokinase activity mediates dehydration-induced renal injury. Kidney Int. 2013 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24336030
  • Cara-Fuentes G, Wei C, Segarra A, Ishimoto T, Rivard C, Johnson RJ, Reiser J, Garin EH. CD80 and suPAR in patients with minimal change disease and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: diagnostic and pathogenic significance. Pediatr Nephrol. 2013 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24263531
  • Stenvinkel P, Johnson RJ. Kidney biomimicry--a rediscovered scientific field that could provide hope to patients with kidney disease. Arch Med Res. 2013 Nov;44(8):584-90. PubMed PMID: 24220764
  • Johnson RJ, Nakagawa T, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Lanaspa MA, Tamura Y, Tanabe K, Ishimoto T, Thomas J, Inaba S, Kitagawa W, Rivard CJ. Umami: the taste that drives purine intake. J Rheumatol. 2013 Nov;40(11):1794-6. PubMed PMID: 24187156
  • Cara-Fuentes G, Araya C, Wei C, Rivard C, Ishimoto T, Reiser J, Johnson RJ, Garin EH. CD80, suPAR and nephrotic syndrome in a case of NPHS2 mutation. Nefrologia. 2013;33(5):727-31. PubMed PMID: 24089165
  • Stenvinkel P, Fröbert O, Anderstam B, Palm F, Eriksson M, Bragfors-Helin AC, Qureshi AR, Larsson T, Friebe A, Zedrosser A, Josefsson J, Svensson M, Sahdo B, Bankir L, Johnson RJ. Metabolic changes in summer active and anuric hibernating free-ranging brown bears (Ursus arctos). PLoS One. 2013;8(9):e72934. PubMed PMID: 24039826
  • Bjornstad P, Snell-Bergeon JK, Rewers M, Jalal D, Chonchol MB, Johnson RJ, Maahs DM. Early diabetic nephropathy: a complication of reduced insulin sensitivity in type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2013 Nov;36(11):3678-83. PubMed PMID: 24026551
  • Lanaspa MA, Ishimoto T, Li N, Cicerchi C, Orlicky DJ, Ruzycki P, Rivard C, Inaba S, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Bales ES, Diggle CP, Asipu A, Petrash JM, Kosugi T, Maruyama S, Sanchez-Lozada LG, McManaman JL, Bonthron DT, Sautin YY, Johnson RJ. Endogenous fructose production and metabolism in the liver contributes to the development of metabolic syndrome. Nat Commun. 2013;4:2434. PubMed PMID: 24022321
  • Johnson RJ, Sánchez-Lozada LG. Chronic kidney disease: Mesoamerican nephropathy--new clues to the cause. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2013 Oct;9(10):560-1. PubMed PMID: 23999393
  • Hernández-Ríos R, Hernández-Estrada S, Cruz-Robles D, Hernández-Lobato S, Villalobos-Martín M, Johnson RJ, Rodríguez-Castellanos F, Salazar J, García-Arroyo F, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Madero M. Low fructose and low salt diets increase mitochondrial DNA in white blood cells of overweight subjects. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 2013 Oct;121(9):535-8. PubMed PMID: 23934680
  • Fini MA, Johnson RJ, Stenmark KR, Wright RM. Hypertension, nitrate-nitrite, and xanthine oxidoreductase catalyzed nitric oxide generation: pros and cons. Hypertension. 2013 Sep;62(3):e9. PubMed PMID: 23897071
  • Maahs DM, Jalal D, Chonchol M, Johnson RJ, Rewers M, Snell-Bergeon JK. Impaired renal function further increases odds of 6-year coronary artery calcification progression in adults with type 1 diabetes: the CACTI study. Diabetes Care. 2013 Sep;36(9):2607-14. PubMed PMID: 23835686
  • Lotan Y, Daudon M, Bruyère F, Talaska G, Strippoli G, Johnson RJ, Tack I. Impact of fluid intake in the prevention of urinary system diseases: a brief review. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2013 May;22 Suppl 1:S1-10. PubMed PMID: 23673384
  • Ishimoto T, Lanaspa MA, Rivard CJ, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Orlicky DJ, Cicerchi C, McMahan RH, Abdelmalek MF, Rosen HR, Jackman MR, Maclean PS, Diggle CP, Asipu A, Inaba S, Kosugi T, Sato W, Maruyama S, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Sautin YY, Hill JO, Bonthron DT, Johnson RJ. High-fat and high-sucrose (western) diet induces steatohepatitis that is dependent on fructokinase. Hepatology. 2013 Nov;58(5):1632-43. PubMed PMID: 23813872
  • Eckardt KU, Coresh J, Devuyst O, Johnson RJ, Köttgen A, Levey AS, Levin A. Evolving importance of kidney disease: from subspecialty to global health burden. Lancet. 2013 Jul 13;382(9887):158-69. PubMed PMID: 23727165
  • Ishimoto T, Cara-Fuentes G, Wang H, Shimada M, Wasserfall CH, Winter WE, Rivard CJ, Araya CE, Saleem MA, Mathieson PW, Johnson RJ, Garin EH. Serum from minimal change patients in relapse increases CD80 expression in cultured podocytes. Pediatr Nephrol. 2013 Sep;28(9):1803-12. PubMed PMID: 23689904
  • Kanbay M, Turak O, Johnson RJ. REPLY TO: Serum uric acid still carries controversies about its role in endothelial dysfunction. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2013 Apr;15(4):297. PubMed PMID: 23551732
  • Johnson RJ, Nakagawa T, Jalal D, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Kang DH, Ritz E. Uric acid and chronic kidney disease: which is chasing which?. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2013 Sep;28(9):2221-8. PubMed PMID: 23543594
  • Johnson RJ, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Mazzali M, Feig DI, Kanbay M, Sautin YY. What are the key arguments against uric acid as a true risk factor for hypertension?. Hypertension. 2013 May;61(5):948-51. PubMed PMID: 23460277
  • Johnson RJ, Rivard C, Lanaspa MA, Otabachian-Smith S, Ishimoto T, Cicerchi C, Cheeke PR, Macintosh B, Hess T. Fructokinase, Fructans, Intestinal Permeability, and Metabolic Syndrome: An Equine Connection?. J Equine Vet Sci. 2013 Feb;33(2):120-126. PubMed PMID: 23439477
  • Inaba S, Sautin Y, Garcia GE, Johnson RJ. What can asymptomatic hyperuricaemia and systemic inflammation in the absence of gout tell us?. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 Jun;52(6):963-5. PubMed PMID: 23413026
  • Shroff RC, Price KL, Kolatsi-Joannou M, Todd AF, Wells D, Deanfield J, Johnson RJ, Rees L, Woolf AS, Long DA. Circulating angiopoietin-2 is a marker for early cardiovascular disease in children on chronic dialysis. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56273. PubMed PMID: 23409162
  • Rivard C, Thomas J, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Sack and sugar, and the aetiology of gout in England between 1650 and 1900. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 Mar;52(3):421-6. PubMed PMID: 23175570
  • Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Franco M, Johnson RJ. Impaired pressure natriuresis is associated with interstitial inflammation in salt-sensitive hypertension. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2013 Jan;22(1):37-44. PubMed PMID: 23165109
  • Sirota JC, McFann K, Targher G, Johnson RJ, Chonchol M, Jalal DI. Elevated serum uric acid levels are associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease independently of metabolic syndrome features in the United States: Liver ultrasound data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Metabolism. 2013 Mar;62(3):392-9. PubMed PMID: 23036645
  • Stenvinkel P, Jani AH, Johnson RJ. Hibernating bears (Ursidae): metabolic magicians of definite interest for the nephrologist. Kidney Int. 2013 Feb;83(2):207-12. PubMed PMID: 23254895
  • Turak O, Ozcan F, Tok D, Isleyen A, Sökmen E, Tasoglu I, Aydogdu S, Sen N, McFann K, Johnson RJ, Kanbay M. Serum uric acid, inflammation, and nondipping circadian pattern in essential hypertension. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2013 Jan;15(1):7-13. PubMed PMID: 23282120
  • Pons H, Ferrebuz A, Quiroz Y, Romero-Vasquez F, Parra G, Johnson RJ, Rodriguez-Iturbe B. Immune reactivity to heat shock protein 70 expressed in the kidney is cause of salt-sensitive hypertension. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2013 Feb 1;304(3):F289-99. PubMed PMID: 23097471
  • Ejaz AA, Dass B, Lingegowda V, Shimada M, Beaver TM, Ejaz NI, Abouhamze AS, Johnson RJ. Effect of uric acid lowering therapy on the prevention of acute kidney injury in cardiovascular surgery. Int Urol Nephrol. 2013 Apr;45(2):449-58. PubMed PMID: 22648289
  • Le MT, Lobmeyer MT, Campbell M, Cheng J, Wang Z, Turner ST, Chapman AB, Boerwinkle E, Gums JG, Gong Y, Johnson RJ, Johnson JA. Impact of genetic polymorphisms of SLC2A2, SLC2A5, and KHK on metabolic phenotypes in hypertensive individuals. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e52062. PubMed PMID: 23341889
  • Vasiliou V, Sandoval M, Backos DS, Jackson BC, Chen Y, Reigan P, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ, Koppaka V, Thompson DC. ALDH16A1 is a novel non-catalytic enzyme that may be involved in the etiology of gout via protein-protein interactions with HPRT1. Chem Biol Interact. 2013 Feb 25;202(1-3):22-31. PubMed PMID: 23348497
  • Tapia E, Cristóbal M, García-Arroyo FE, Soto V, Monroy-Sánchez F, Pacheco U, Lanaspa MA, Roncal-Jiménez CA, Cruz-Robles D, Ishimoto T, Madero M, Johnson RJ, Sánchez-Lozada LG. Synergistic effect of uricase blockade plus physiological amounts of fructose-glucose on glomerular hypertension and oxidative stress in rats. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2013 Mar 15;304(6):F727-36. PubMed PMID: 23303409
  • Franco M, Tapia E, Bautista R, Pacheco U, Santamaria J, Quiroz Y, Johnson RJ, Rodriguez-Iturbe B. Impaired pressure natriuresis resulting in salt-sensitive hypertension is caused by tubulointerstitial immune cell infiltration in the kidney. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2013 Apr 1;304(7):F982-90. PubMed PMID: 23364804
  • Feig DI, Madero M, Jalal DI, Sanchez-Lozada LG, Johnson RJ. Uric acid and the origins of hypertension. J Pediatr. 2013 May;162(5):896-902. PubMed PMID: 23403249
  • Hohenstein B, Daniel C, Johnson RJ, Amann KU, Hugo CP. Platelets are not critical effector cells for the time course of murine passive crescentic glomerulonephritis. Platelets. 2013;24(4):267-74. PubMed PMID: 22779773
  • Kanbay M, Segal M, Afsar B, Kang DH, Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Johnson RJ. The role of uric acid in the pathogenesis of human cardiovascular disease. Heart. 2013 Jun;99(11):759-66. PubMed PMID: 23343689
  • Johnson RJ, Stenvinkel P, Martin SL, Jani A, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Hill JO, Lanaspa MA. Redefining metabolic syndrome as a fat storage condition based on studies of comparative physiology. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Apr;21(4):659-64. PubMed PMID: 23401356
  • Ishimoto T, Shimada M, Gabriela G, Kosugi T, Sato W, Lee PY, Lanaspa MA, Rivard C, Maruyama S, Garin EH, Johnson RJ. Toll-like receptor 3 ligand, polyIC, induces proteinuria and glomerular CD80, and increases urinary CD80 in mice. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2013 Jun;28(6):1439-46. PubMed PMID: 23262434
  • Johnson RJ, Nakagawa T, Sanchez-Lozada LG, Shafiu M, Sundaram S, Le M, Ishimoto T, Sautin YY, Lanaspa MA. Sugar, uric acid, and the etiology of diabetes and obesity. Diabetes. 2013 Oct;62(10):3307-15. PubMed PMID: 24065788
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Professional Memberships

  • American Heart Association (AHA), Member
  • American Society of Clinical Investigation, Member
  • American Society of Nephrology, Member
  • American College of Physicians (ACP), Fellow
  • American Federation of Clinical Research, Member
  • International Society of Nephrology, Member
  • Australian & New Zealand Society of Nephrology, Honorary Member
  • Association of Subspecialty Professors, Member
  • American Physiological Society, Member
  • Archaeological Institute of America, Member
  • National Kidney Foundation, Member
  • American Diabetes Association, Member
  • Western Association of Physicians, Member
  • Polish Society of Nephrology , Honorary Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCH - Renal Clinic/Nephrology
1635 Aurora Ct
7th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0749

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80045
303-399-8020

UCH - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (1982)
  • Nephrology, Board Certification (1984)
  • Infectious Disease, Board Certification (1986)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School (1979)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Wisconsin–Madison (WI) (1975)
Internships:
  • University of Washington Program (1980)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Washington Program, Internal Medicine (1982)
Fellowships:
  • University of Washington Program, Infectious Disease (1986)
  • University of Washington Program, Nephrology (1986)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Renal Med Diseases/Hypertension
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