U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
James Balow
 

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Tel: 301-496-4181
Email: jimb@mail.nih.gov
 

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  • Clinical Immunology FellowshipNIAID, NIH1972–1975
  • Internal Medicine and Nephrology FellowshipsGeorgetown University1969–1972
  • M.D.University of Minnesota1968
  • B.S.College of St. Thomas1964
 

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James E. Balow, M.D.

Clinical Director, Division of Intramural Research
Director of Translational Research, Division of Intramural Research​
Senior Investigator, Kidney Disease Section, Kidney Disease Branch

Specialties: Clinical Research​​

James E. Balow, M.D.

Senior Investigator, Kidney Disease SectionKidney Diseases Branch
Clinical Director, Division of Intramural Research
Director of Translational Research, Division of Intramural Research
Clinical Director, Office of Clinical Director
Specialties
  • Clinical Research
  • Nephrology

​Publications

A selection of recent and significant publications can be viewed below.

Publications
Zhou H, Hasni SA, Perez P, Tandon M, Jang SI, Zheng C, Kopp JB, Austin H 3rd, Balow JE, Alevizos I, Illei GG. miR-150 Promotes Renal Fibrosis in Lupus Nephritis by Downregulating SOCS1. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Jun; 24 (7; 24; 2013 Jun):1073-87. [Full Text/Abstract]
Balow JE. Glomerular disease: perspectives on maintenance therapy in lupus nephritis. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2012 Feb 7; 8 (8; 2012 Feb 7; 3):136-8. [Full Text/Abstract]
Boumpas DT, Bertsias GK, Balow JE. A decade of mycophenolate mofetil for lupus nephritis: is the glass half-empty or half-full?. Ann Rheum Dis. 2010 Dec; 69 (69; 2010 Dec; 12):2059-61. [Full Text/Abstract]
Malek R, Chong AY, Lupsa BC, Lungu AO, Cochran EK, Soos MA, Semple RK, Balow JE, Gorden P. Treatment of type B insulin resistance: a novel approach to reduce insulin receptor autoantibodies. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Aug; 95 (95; 8; 2010 Aug):3641-7. [Full Text/Abstract]
Illei GG, Shirota Y, Yarboro CH, Daruwalla J, Tackey E, Takada K, Fleisher T, Balow JE, Lipsky PE. Tocilizumab in systemic lupus erythematosus: data on safety, preliminary efficacy, and impact on circulating plasma cells from an open-label phase I dosage-escalation study. Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Feb; 62 (2; 2010 Feb; 62):542-52. [Full Text/Abstract]
Austin HA 3rd, Illei GG, Braun MJ, Balow JE. Randomized, controlled trial of prednisone, cyclophosphamide, and cyclosporine in lupus membranous nephropathy. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Apr; 20 (2009 Apr; 20; 4):901-11. [Full Text/Abstract]
De Ravin SS, Naumann N, Cowen EW, Friend J, Hilligoss D, Marquesen M, Balow JE, Barron KS, Turner ML, Gallin JI, Malech HL. Chronic granulomatous disease as a risk factor for autoimmune disease. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Dec; 122 (2008 Dec; 122; 6):1097-103. [Full Text/Abstract]
Zhou H, Cheruvanky A, Hu X, Matsumoto T, Hiramatsu N, Cho ME, Berger A, Leelahavanichkul A, Doi K, Chawla LS, Illei GG, Kopp JB, Balow JE, Austin HA 3rd, Yuen PS, Star RA. Urinary exosomal transcription factors, a new class of biomarkers for renal disease. Kidney Int. 2008 Sep; 74 (74; 5; 2008 Sep):613-21. [Full Text/Abstract]
Petri M, Kasitanon N, Lee SS, Link K, Magder L, Bae SC, Hanly JG, Isenberg DA, Nived O, Sturfelt G, van Vollenhoven R, Wallace DJ, Alarcón GS, Adu D, Avila-Casado C, Bernatsky SR, Bruce IN, Clarke AE, Contreras G, Fine DM, Gladman DD, Gordon C, Kalunian KC, Madaio MP, Rovin BH, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Steinsson K, Aranow C, Balow JE, Buyon JP, Ginzler EM, Khamashta MA, Urowitz MB, Dooley MA, Merrill JT, Ramsey-Goldman R, Font J, Tumlin J, Stoll T, Zoma A, Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics. Systemic lupus international collaborating clinics renal activity/response exercise: development of a renal activity score and renal response index. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Jun; 58 (6; 2008 Jun; 58):1784-8. [Full Text/Abstract]
Petri M, Kasitanon N, Singh S, Link K, Magder L, Bae SC, Hanly JG, Nived O, Sturfelt G, van Vollenhoven R, Wallace DJ, Alarcón GS, Adu D, Avila-Casado C, Bernatsky SR, Bruce IN, Clarke AE, Contreras G, Fine DM, Gladman DD, Gordon C, Kalunian KC, Madaio MP, Rovin BH, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Steinsson K, Aranow C, Balow JE, Buyon JP, Ginzler EM, Khamashta MA, Urowitz MB, Dooley MA, Merrill JT, Ramsey-Goldman R, Font J, Tumlin J, Stoll T, Zoma A, Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics. Systemic lupus international collaborating clinics renal activity/response exercise: comparison of agreement in rating renal response. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Jun; 58 (6; 2008 Jun; 58):1789-95. [Full Text/Abstract]
Musso C, Javor E, Cochran E, Balow JE, Gorden P. Spectrum of renal diseases associated with extreme forms of insulin resistance. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2006 Jul; 1 (4; 1; 2006 Jul):616-22. [Full Text/Abstract]
Srinivasan R, Balow JE, Sabnis S, Lundqvist A, Igarashi T, Takahashi Y, Austin H, Tisdale J, Barrett J, Geller N, Childs R. Nephrotic syndrome: an under-recognised immune-mediated complication of non-myeloablative allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation. Br J Haematol. 2005 Oct; 131 (131; 2005 Oct; 1):74-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
Balow JE. Clinical presentation and monitoring of lupus nephritis. Lupus. 2005; 14 (2005; 14; 1):25-30. [Full Text/Abstract]
Takada K, Arefayene M, Desta Z, Yarboro CH, Boumpas DT, Balow JE, Flockhart DA, Illei GG. Cytochrome P450 pharmacogenetics as a predictor of toxicity and clinical response to pulse cyclophosphamide in lupus nephritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Jul; 50 (2004 Jul; 7; 50):2202-10. [Full Text/Abstract]
Javor ED, Moran SA, Young JR, Cochran EK, DePaoli AM, Oral EA, Turman MA, Blackett PR, Savage DB, O'Rahilly S, Balow JE, Gorden P. Proteinuric nephropathy in acquired and congenital generalized lipodystrophy: baseline characteristics and course during recombinant leptin therapy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Jul; 89 (2004 Jul; 7; 89):3199-207. [Full Text/Abstract]
Balow JE, Austin HA 3rd. Maintenance therapy for lupus nephritis--something old, something new. N Engl J Med. 2004 Mar 4; 350 (10; 2004 Mar 4; 350):1044-6. [Full Text/Abstract]
Balow JE, Austin HA 3rd. Treatment of proliferative lupus nephritis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2004 Feb; 43 (2004 Feb; 43; 2):383-5. [Full Text/Abstract]
Weening JJ, D'Agati VD, Schwartz MM, Seshan SV, Alpers CE, Appel GB, Balow JE, Bruijn JA, Cook T, Ferrario F, Fogo AB, Ginzler EM, Hebert L, Hill G, Hill P, Jennette JC, Kong NC, Lesavre P, Lockshin M, Looi LM, Makino H, Moura LA, Nagata M. The classification of glomerulonephritis in systemic lupus erythematosus revisited. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2004 Feb; 15 (2004 Feb; 2; 15):241-50. [Full Text/Abstract]
Weening JJ, D'Agati VD, Schwartz MM, Seshan SV, Alpers CE, Appel GB, Balow JE, Bruijn JA, Cook T, Ferrario F, Fogo AB, Ginzler EM, Hebert L, Hill G, Hill P, Jennette JC, Kong NC, Lesavre P, Lockshin M, Looi LM, Makino H, Moura LA, Nagata M, International Society of Nephrology Working Group on the Classification of Lupus Nephritis., Renal Pathology Society Working Group on the Classification of Lupus Nephritis. The classification of glomerulonephritis in systemic lupus erythematosus revisited. Kidney Int. 2004 Feb; 65 (2004 Feb; 2; 65):521-30. [Full Text/Abstract]
Boumpas DT, Furie R, Manzi S, Illei GG, Wallace DJ, Balow JE, Vaishnaw A, BG9588 Lupus Nephritis Trial Group. A short course of BG9588 (anti-CD40 ligand antibody) improves serologic activity and decreases hematuria in patients with proliferative lupus glomerulonephritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Mar; 48 (48; 2003 Mar; 3):719-27. [Full Text/Abstract]
Austin HA 3rd, Klippel JH, Balow JE, le Riche NG, Steinberg AD, Plotz PH, Decker JL. Therapy of lupus nephritis. Controlled trial of prednisone and cytotoxic drugs. N Engl J Med. 1986 Mar 6; 314 (314; 1986 Mar 6; 10):614-9. [Full Text/Abstract]