Original Articles

Morales JY, Young-Stubbs CM, Shimoura CG, Kem WR, Uteshev VV, Mathis KW. Systemic administration of α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor ligands does not improve renal injury or behavior in mice with advanced systemic lupus erythematosus. Frontiers in Medicine. 2021; 8:642960. PMID: 33928103

Pham GS*, Shimoura CG*, Chaudhari SS, Kulp DV, Mathis KW. Chronic unilateral cervical vagotomy reduces renal inflammation, blood pressure, and renal injury in a mouse model of lupus. Accepted Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2020; 319(2):F155-F161. PMID: 32538149

Pham GS, Wang LA, Mathis KW. Pharmacological potentiation of the efferent vagus nerve attenuates blood pressure and renal injury in a murine model of systemic lupus erythematosus. AJP—Regulatory. 2018; 315:R1261-1271. PMID: 30332305

Pham GS and Mathis KW. Lipopolysaccharide challenge reveals hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction in murine systemic lupus erythematosus. Brain Sciences. 2018; 8(10). PMID: 30287776

Fairley AS, Mathis KW. Cholinergic agonists reduce blood pressure in mouse model of systemic lupus erythematosus.  Physiological Reports. 2017; 5(7):e13213. PMID: 28400502

Mathis KW, Taylor EB, Ryan MJ. Anti-CD3 antibody therapy attenuates the progression of hypertension in female mice with systemic lupus erythematosus. Pharmacological Research. 2017; 120:252-257. PMID: 28400152

Mathis KW, Wallace K, Flynn E, Maric C, LaMarca B, Ryan MJ. Preventing autoimmunity protects from hypertension and renal injury.  Hypertension. 2014; 64(4):792-800. PMID: 25024282

Mathis KW, Venegas-Pont M, Flynn E, Williams JM, Maric C, Dwyer T, Ryan MJ.  Hypertension in an experimental model of systemic lupus erythematosus occurs independently of the renal nerves. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 2013; 305(7):711-719. PMID: 23926131

Mathis KW, Venegas-Pont M, Masterson CW, Stewart, NJ, Wasson KL, and Ryan MJ. Oxidative stress promotes hypertension and albuminuria during the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus.   2012; 59(3):673-679. PMID: 22291449

Mathis KW, Venegas-Pont M, Masterson CW, Wasson KL, Ryan MJ. Blood pressure in a hypertensive mouse model of SLE is not salt-sensitive. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 2011; 301:R1286-1292. PMID: 21917908



Chaudhari S, Pham GS, Brooks C, Dinh V, Stubb-Young C, Gusson CS, Mathis KW. Should renal inflammation be targeted while treating hypertension? Frontiers in Physiology. 2022; 13:886779. PMID:35770194

Mathis KW. An impaired neuroimmune pathway promotes the development of hypertension in the setting of chronic inflammation. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory. 2015; 309(9):1074-1077. PMID: 26084696

Mathis KW, Broome HJ, Ryan MJ. Autoimmunity:  an underlying factor in the pathogenesis of hypertension. Current Hypertension Reports. 2014; 16(4):424. PMID: 24535221


Book Chapters

Pham GS and Mathis KW. Autoimmunity, Estrogen and Lupus. Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology. (2019) 219-237. link


Selected Abstracts

GS Pham, AS Fairley, KW Mathis. Chronic vagal stimulation enhances norepinephrine-mediated inhibition of splenic pro-inflammatory cytokine release in lupus hypertension. Hypertension. (2016); 68:A088.

GS Pham, AS Fairley, CI Maloy, KW Mathis. Chronic vagus nerve stimulation attenuates renal inflammation in autoimmune-induced hypertension. FASEB (962.7), San Diego, CA 2016.

CI Maloy, AS Fairley, GS Pham, KW Mathis. Improvement in blood pressure and renal injury following vagal nerve stimulation. FASEB (964.6), San Diego, CA 2016.

KW Mathis. Nerve-to-spleen pathway is critical in the development of hypertension in the setting of chronic inflammatory disease. Physiological Society, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 2015

KW Mathis. Evidence of an impaired neuroimmune pathway in autoimmune-associated hypertension. FASEB, Boston, 2015.

KW Mathis. Cholinergic agonists protect from the development of hypertension during chronic inflammatory disease. Submitted: High Blood Pressure Research Council, San Francisco, CA 2014.



Mathis KW, Reynolds CL, Williams CR. Being Black in Physiology. Kidney News. 2022; 14(4):19. link

Mathis KW and Balmain B. Mentoring Q&A—Let’s Get it Started: How to Transition to a Faculty Member and Build Your Own Lab. The Physiologist Magazine. May 2021: 10-11. link

Shimoura CG, Mathis KW. When memory does not serve you well. Circulation Research. 2020; 126(6):722-724. PMID: 32163345

Williams EN, Mathis KW. Buffering Chronic Kidney Disease with Sodium Bicarbonate. Clinical Science. 2018; 132(17):1999-2001. PMID: 30220653

Mathis KW. Complementing T regulatory cells to combat hypertension. Circulation Research. 2018; 122(7);911-912. PMID: 29599271

Mathis KW. The W’s of Networking in Physiology. The Physiologist. 2015; 58(4): 197-199. PMID: 26434159


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