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Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology

MPP Faculty

Recent Publications

Protease-Activated Receptor 1 Mediated Damage of Podocytes in Diabetic Nephropathy.

  • Bohovyk R, Khedr S, Levchenko V, Stefanenko M, Semenikhina M, Kravtsova O, Isaeva E, Geurts AM, Klemens CA, Palygin O, Staruschenko A. Diabetes. 2023 Sep 18

Elucidating the Morphogenic and Signaling Roles of Defined Growth Factors Controlling Human Endothelial Cell Lumen Formation Versus Sprouting Behavior.

  • Lin PK, Koller GM, Davis GE. Am J Pathol. 2023 Sep 9 

Action potential conduction in the mouse and rat vagus nerve is dependent on multiple voltage-gated sodium channels (NaV1s).

  • Nair SS, Pavelkova N, Murphy CM, Kollarik M, Taylor-Clark TE. J Neurophysiol. 2023 Sep 1

Epac induces ryanodine receptor-dependent intracellular and inter-organellar calcium mobilization in mpkCCD cells.

  • Yip KP, Ribeiro-Silva L, Cha B, Rieg T, Sham JSK. Front Physiol. 2023 Aug 29

Kir7.1 knockdown and inhibition alter renal electrolyte handling but not the development of hypertension in Dahl salt-sensitive rats.

  • Zietara A, Palygin O, Levchenko V, Dissanayake LV, Klemens CA, Geurts A, Denton JS, Staruschenko A. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2023 Aug 1

VEGFR3 is required for button junction formation in lymphatic vessels.

  • Jannaway M, Iyer D, Mastrogiacomo DM, Li K, Sung DC, Yang Y, Kahn ML, Scallan JP. Cell Rep. 2023 Jul 25

SINE RNA of the imprinted miRNA clusters mediates constitutive type III interferon expression and antiviral protection in hemochorial placentas.

  • Wickramage I, VanWye J, Max K, Lockhart JH, Hortu I, Mong EF, Canfield J, Lamabadu Warnakulasuriya Patabendige HM, Guzeloglu-Kayisli O, Inoue K, Ogura A, Lockwood CJ, Akat KM, Tuschl T, Kayisli UA, Totary-Jain H.Cell Host Microbe. 2023 Jul 12

Lung infection by Pseudomonas aeruginosa induces neuroinflammation and blood-brain barrier dysfunction in mice.

  • Villalba N, Ma Y, Gahan SA, Joly-Amado A, Spence S, Yang X, Nash KR, Yuan SY. J Neuroinflammation. 2023 May 27

FGF21 modulates hippocampal cold-shock proteins and CA2-subregion proteins in neonatal mice with hypoxia-ischemia.

  • Herrmann JR, Kochanek PM, Vagni VA, Janesko-Feldman K, Stezoski J, Gorse K, Jackson TC. Pediatr Res. 2023 May 16

A Glutamate Scavenging Protocol Combined with Deanna Protocol in SOD1-G93A Mouse Model of ALS

  • Christopher Q. Rogers, Melissa Ramirez, Carol S. Landon, Janine M. DeBlasi, Andrew P. Koutnik, Csilla Ari, Dominic P. D’Agostino.  2023 Apr 10

Pharmacological inhibition of FOXO1 promotes lymphatic valve growth in a congenital lymphedema mouse model.

  • Ogunsina O, Banerjee R, Knauer LA, Yang Y. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2023 Jan 5

MPP News:

By targeting high blood pressure, USF Health research on kidneys could also help your heart

You would be hard-pressed to find a researcher who knows more about kidneys than USF Health’s Alexander “Sasha” Staruschenko, PhD. Tampa, FL (April. 15, 2024) […]


Dr. Javier Cuevas earns USF Health Culture Coin

USF Health’s Javier Cuevas, PhD, was recently presented with a USF Health Culture Coin. Tampa, FL (September. 1, 2023) […]


USF Health researchers show how the placenta protects fetus in the womb against viral infection

Give credit to your dad’s gene for keeping you safe during those long months in your mother’s womb. Because without this genetic warrior, you might have succumbed to […]