Research Entities

Department of Internal Medicine Research Laboratory


  1. Kasembeli A, Duarte R, Ramsay M, Mosiane P, Dickens C, Dix-Peek T, Limou S, Sezgin E, Nelson, GW, Kopp JB, Winkler CA, Naicker S. APOL1 risk variants are strongly associated with HIV-Associated Nephropathy in Black South Africans. JASN (under correction, JASN-2014-05-0469)

  2. Dickens C, Duarte R, Zietsman A, Cubasch H, Kellett P, Schuz J, Kielkowski D, McCormack V. Racial comparison of receptor-defined breast cancer in Southern African women: subtype prevalence and age-incidence analysis of nationwide cancer registry data. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Aug 20. pii: cebp.0603.2014.

  3. Ferretti C, Duarte R, Ripamonti. Re-evaluating the induction of bone formation in primates. Biomaterials. 2014 Biomaterials. 2014 Aug 22. pii: S0142-9612(14)00862-X. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2014.07.053.

  4. Maharaj N, Khandheria BK, Libhaber E, Govender S, Duarte R, Peters F, Essop MR. Relationship between left ventricular twist and circulating biomarkers of collagen turnover in hypertensive patients with heart failure. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2014 pii: S0894-7317(14)00354-X. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2014.05.005.

  5. Cockeran R, Herbert JA, Mitchell TJ, Dix-Peek T, Dickens C, Anderson R, Feldman C. Exposure of a 23F serotype strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae to cigarette smoke condensate is associated with selective upregulation of genes encoding the two-component regulatory system 11 (TCS11). Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:976347. doi: 10.1155/2014/976347

  6. Klar RM, Duarte R, Dix-Peek T, Ripamonti U. The induction of bone formation by the recombinant human transforming growth factor-β3. Biomaterials. 2014; 35(9):2773-88.

  7. Menezes CN, Crowther NJ, Duarte R, Van Amsterdam D, Evans D, Dickens C, Dix-Peek T, Rassool M, Prinsloo A, Raal F, Sanne I. A randomized clinical trial comparing metabolic parameters after 48 weeks of standard- and low-dose stavudine therapy and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate therapy in HIV-infected South African patients. HIV Med. 2014;15(1):3-12.

  8. Klar RM, Duarte R, Dix-Peek T, Dickens C, Ferretti C, Ripamonti U. Calcium ions and osteoclastogenesis initiate the induction of bone formation by coral-derived macroporous constructs. J Cell Mol Med. 2013; 17(11):1444-57.

  9. Menezes CN, Duarte R, Dickens C, Dix-Peek T, Van Amsterdam D, John MA, Ive P, Maskew M, Macphail P, Fox MP, Raal F, Sanne I, Crowther NJ. The early effects of stavudine compared with tenofovir on adipocyte gene expression, mitochondrial DNA copy number and metabolic parameters in South African HIV-infected patients: a randomized trial. HIV Med. 2013;14(4):217-25.