Steven Daniel Crowley, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail 2nd Floor, Room 2018, MSRB II, 106 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-9788
Email address steven.d.crowley@duke.edu

Our laboratory explores the contribution of the immune system and inflammatory mediators to the progression of target organ damage in the setting of cardiovascular disease. We are pursuing several related projects in this field:
(1) The actions of type 1 angiotensin receptors on specific immune cell populations in hypertension, target organ damage, and tissue fibrosis.
(2) Cell-specific actions of inflammatory cytokines in regulating blood pressure and end-organ injury.
(3) Mechanism through which dendritic cells regulate renal sodium reabsorption.
(4) The contributions of Wnt O-acylation to kidney scar formation.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Nephrology, Medicine, Duke University, 2001 - 2003
  • Chief Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 2000 - 2001
  • Fellow in Nephrology, Medicine, Duke University, 1999 - 2000
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1996 - 1999
  • M.D., Duke University, 1996

Publications

Wen, Yi, Nathan P. Rudemiller, Jiandong Zhang, Xiaohan Lu, Jiafa Ren, Jamie R. Privratsky, Robert Griffiths, Junyi J. Zhang, Gianna E. Hammer, and Steven D. Crowley. “C-C Motif Chemokine Receptor 7 Exacerbates Hypertension Through Effects on T Lymphocyte Trafficking.” Hypertension 75, no. 3 (March 2020): 869–76. https://doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.14148.

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31983306
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Wen, Yi, Nathan P. Rudemiller, Jiandong Zhang, Taylor Robinette, Xiaohan Lu, Jiafa Ren, Jamie R. Privratsky, Sergei A. Nedospasov, and Steven D. Crowley. “TNF-α in T lymphocytes attenuates renal injury and fibrosis during nephrotoxic nephritis.” Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 318, no. 1 (January 1, 2020): F107–16. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajprenal.00347.2019.

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31736350
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Ren, Jiafa, Nathan P. Rudemiller, Yi Wen, Xiaohan Lu, Jamie R. Privratsky, and Steven D. Crowley. “The transcription factor Twist1 in the distal nephron but not in macrophages propagates aristolochic acid nephropathy.” Kidney Int 97, no. 1 (January 2020): 119–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.kint.2019.07.016.

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31685313
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Lu, Xiaohan, Nathan P. Rudemiller, Jamie R. Privratsky, Jiafa Ren, Yi Wen, Robert Griffiths, and Steven D. Crowley. “Classical Dendritic Cells Mediate Hypertension by Promoting Renal Oxidative Stress and Fluid Retention.” Hypertension 75, no. 1 (January 2020): 131–38. https://doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.13667.

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31786985
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Lu, Xiaohan, Nathan P. Rudemiller, Yi Wen, Jiafa Ren, Gianna E. Hammer, Robert Griffiths, Jamie R. Privratsky, Bo Yang, Matthew A. Sparks, and Steven D. Crowley. “A20 in Myeloid Cells Protects Against Hypertension by Inhibiting Dendritic Cell-Mediated T-Cell Activation.” Circ Res 125, no. 12 (December 6, 2019): 1055–66. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.119.315343.

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31630621
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Lu, Xiaohan, Nathan P. Rudemiller, Jiafa Ren, Yi Wen, Bo Yang, Robert Griffiths, Jamie R. Privratsky, Babita Madan, David M. Virshup, and Steven D. Crowley. “Opposing actions of renal tubular- and myeloid-derived porcupine in obstruction-induced kidney fibrosis.” Kidney Int 96, no. 6 (December 2019): 1308–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.kint.2019.06.020.

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31585741
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Wen, Yi, Xiaohan Lu, Jiafa Ren, Jamie R. Privratsky, Bo Yang, Nathan P. Rudemiller, Jiandong Zhang, et al. “KLF4 in Macrophages Attenuates TNFα-Mediated Kidney Injury and Fibrosis.” J Am Soc Nephrol 30, no. 10 (October 2019): 1925–38. https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2019020111.

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31337692
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Ren, Jiafa, Jiandong Zhang, Nathan P. Rudemiller, Robert Griffiths, Yi Wen, Xiaohan Lu, Jamie R. Privratsky, Michael D. Gunn, and Steven D. Crowley. “Twist1 in Infiltrating Macrophages Attenuates Kidney Fibrosis via Matrix Metallopeptidase 13-Mediated Matrix Degradation.” J Am Soc Nephrol 30, no. 9 (September 2019): 1674–85. https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2018121253.

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31315922
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