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Giovanna Giannico, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Ave. S., MCN C-2104C
Nashville, TN 37232-2561


Molecular mechanisms of prostate cancer progression and recurrence; prostate cancer biomarker discovery. Histopathology and molecular mechanisms of humoral rejection in kidney transplant.

  • M.D. - University of Bari, Italy
  • Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Post Graduate Training - Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Giannico GA, Ross HM, Lotan T, Epstein JI. Aberrant expression of p63 in adenocarcinoma of the prostate: a radical prostatectomy study. Am. J. Surg. Pathol. 2013 Sep; 37(9): 1401-6. PMID: 23774168, DOI: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e31828d5c32, ISSN: 1532-0979.
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  • Giannico G, Fogo AB. Lupus nephritis: is the kidney biopsy currently necessary in the management of lupus nephritis?. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol [print-electronic]. 2013 Jan; 8(1): 138-45. PMID: 22977215, PII: CJN.03400412, DOI: 10.2215/CJN.03400412, ISSN: 1555-905X.
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  • Zoccali C, Ruggenenti P, Perna A, Leonardis D, Tripepi R, Tripepi G, Mallamaci F, Remuzzi G, . Phosphate may promote CKD progression and attenuate renoprotective effect of ACE inhibition. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol [print-electronic]. 2011 Oct; 22(10): 1923-30. PMID: 21852581, PMCID: PMC3279951, PII: ASN.2011020175, DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2011020175, ISSN: 1533-3450.
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  • Mallamaci F, Ruggenenti P, Perna A, Leonardis D, Tripepi R, Tripepi G, Remuzzi G, Zoccali C, . ACE inhibition is renoprotective among obese patients with proteinuria. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol [print-electronic]. 2011 Jun; 22(6): 1122-8. PMID: 21527660, PMCID: PMC3103731, PII: ASN.2010090969, DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2010090969, ISSN: 1533-3450.
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  • Espeli M, Bökers S, Giannico G, Dickinson HA, Bardsley V, Fogo AB, Smith KG. Local renal autoantibody production in lupus nephritis. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol [print-electronic]. 2011 Feb; 22(2): 296-305. PMID: 21088295, PMCID: PMC3029902, PII: ASN.2010050515, DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2010050515, ISSN: 1533-3450.
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  • Giannico G, Holt GE, Homlar KC, Johnson J, Pinnt J, Bridge JA. Osteoblastoma characterized by a three-way translocation: report of a case and review of the literature. Cancer Genet. Cytogenet. 2009 Dec; 195(2): 168-71. PMID: 19963118, PII: S0165-4608(09)00377-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.cancergencyto.2009.06.024, ISSN: 1873-4456.
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  • Giannico G, Yang H, Neilson EG, Fogo AB. Dystroglycan in the diagnosis of FSGS. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol [print-electronic]. 2009 Nov; 4(11): 1747-53. PMID: 19808230, PMCID: PMC2774958, PII: CJN.01510209, DOI: 10.2215/CJN.01510209, ISSN: 1555-905X.
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  • Procaccini DA, Angelini P, Aucella F, Avanzi C, Brusasco S, Carta G, Cataldi G, Cogoni G, D'Agostino F, d'Elia F, Del Mastro G, Dell'aquila R, De Min AM, Feliciangeli G, Freddi P, Gallucci M, Giannico G, Gigante B, Infante B, Ktena M, Manno C, Marseglia CD, Navarra A, Pappani A, Pompa G, Querques M, Russo D, Sacchetti A, Sechi MA, Specchio A, Stallone C, Virgilio M, . [Health-related quality of life in patients with chronic kidney disease]. G Ital Nefrol. 2008 Nov; 25(6): 694-701. PMID: 19048570, ISSN: 0393-5590.
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  • Giannico G, Cortes P, Baccora MH, Hassett C, Taube DW, Yee J. Glibenclamide prevents increased extracellular matrix formation induced by high glucose concentration in mesangial cells. Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol [print-electronic]. 2007 Jan; 292(1): F57-65. PMID: 16896180, PII: 00210.2006, DOI: 10.1152/ajprenal.00210.2006, ISSN: 1931-857X.
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  • Giannico G, Miller FJ, Fogo AB. Diabetic nephropathy. Am. J. Kidney Dis. 2006 May; 47(5): A42, e61-3. PMID: 16637105, ISSN: 1523-6838.
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  • Wang XP, Fogo AB, Colon S, Giannico G, Abul-Ezz SR, Miner JH, Borza DB. Distinct epitopes for anti-glomerular basement membrane alport alloantibodies and goodpasture autoantibodies within the noncollagenous domain of alpha3(IV) collagen: a janus-faced antigen. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol [print-electronic]. 2005 Dec; 16(12): 3563-71. PMID: 16236801, PII: ASN.2005060670, DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2005060670, ISSN: 1046-6673.
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  • Biederman JI, Vera E, Rankhaniya R, Hassett C, Giannico G, Yee J, Cortes P. Effects of sulfonylureas, alpha-endosulfine counterparts, on glomerulosclerosis in type 1 and type 2 models of diabetes. Kidney Int. 2005 Feb; 67(2): 554-65. PMID: 15673303, PII: KID67112, DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1755.2005.67112.x, ISSN: 0085-2538.
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  • Giannico G, Mendez M, LaPointe MC. Regulation of the membrane-localized prostaglandin E synthases mPGES-1 and mPGES-2 in cardiac myocytes and fibroblasts. Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol [print-electronic]. 2005 Jan; 288(1): H165-74. PMID: 15358613, PII: 00726.2004, DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.00726.2004, ISSN: 0363-6135.
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  • Giannico G, O'Reilly K, Fogo A.B.. Quiz page: Fabry's disease. Am J Kidney Dis. 2005; 2((46)): A42.
  • Manno C., Giannico G., Schena F.P.. Treatment of lupus nephritis. G It Nefrol. 2001; 2: 149-57.
  • Giannico G, Manno C, Schena FP. Treatment of glomerulonephritides associated with hepatitis C virus infection. Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. 2000; 15 Suppl 8: 34-8. PMID: 11261701, ISSN: 0931-0509.
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  • Giannico G., Manno C., Soccio M., Johnson R.J., Grayston J.T., Gesualdo L., Schena F.P.. Chlamydia Pneumoniae infection and systemic vasculitis: a possible association. G It Nefrol. 2000; 3: 245-9.