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Article title: Nicotine, smoking, podocytes and diabetic nephropathy

Authors: Edgar A. Jaimes, Ming-Sheng Zhou, Mohammed Siddiqui, Gabriel Rezonzew, Runxia Tian, Surya V. Seshan, Alecia N Muwonge, Nicholas J. Wong, Evren U. Azeloglu, Alessia Fornoni, Sandra Merscher, Leopoldo Raij

From the authors: “These studies demonstrate that effects of nicotine on podocytes are responsible at least in part for the deleterious effects of smoking in the progression of chronic kidney disease, including diabetic nephropathy.” 

This study is highlighted as one of March’s "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.