Role of the USF1 transcription factor in diabetic kidney disease

For our August Podcast, we join our Editor-in-Chief, Thomas Kleyman and Associate Editor Kumar Sharma as they discuss a recent AJP publication from Dr. Sharma's group regarding the transcription factor USF-1 and its role in diabetic nephropathy.

Amber P. Sanchez, JingHong Zhao, Young You, Anne-Emilie Declèves, Maggie Diamond-Stanic, and Kumar Sharma. Role of the USF1 transcription factor in diabetic kidney disease. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 301: F271-F279, 2011.


New Call for Papers- Mathematical Modeling

Mathematical Modeling of Renal Function

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2012

The American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology is seeking manuscripts to be submitted specifically related to the mathematical modeling of renal physiology. Submitted papers should address new scientific insights regarding renal function and dysfunction utilizing computational and analytical techniques. Areas of research may include renal hemodynamics, urine concentrating and diluting mechanisms, oxygenation, cellular transport, as well as other topics that are relevant to renal physiology.

All papers will receive expedited review. Authors should indicate in their letter to the editor and in the online submission form under "Manuscript Type" that the submitted manuscript is in response to a Special Call for Papers. Accepted manuscripts will be published under a distinct heading and will receive special attention and handling. Only those papers not requiring extensive revision will be published under this call. If you currently have a manuscript on this topic that has already been submitted and would like it to be included in this Special Call, please contact Dr. Thomas Kleyman, Editor in Chief via e-mail at