Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology


Recent Publications

Circulating lymphocyte trafficking to the bone marrow contributes to lymphopenia in myocardial infarction 

Ma Y, Yang X, Villalba N, Chatterjee V, Reynolds A, Spence S, Wu MH, Yuan SY. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2022 Apr 1.

Expression and functions of adenylyl cyclases in the CNS

Devasani K, Yao Y. Fluids Barriers CNS. 2022 Mar 20.

Modeling and simulation of vagal afferent input of the cough reflex

Martvon L, Veternik M, Simera M, Kotmanova Z, Babalova L, Morris KF, Pitts T, Bolser DC, Poliacek I. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2022 Mar 17.

Robo4 is constitutively shed by ADAMs from endothelial cells and the shed Robo4 functions to inhibit Slit3-induced angiogenesis

Xiao W, Pinilla-Baquero A, Faulkner J, Song X, Prabhakar P, Qiu H, Moremen KW, Ludwig A, Dempsey PJ, Azadi P, Wang L. Sci Rep. 2022 Mar 14.

VU6036720: The first potent and selective in vitro inhibitor of heteromeric Kir4.1/5.1 inward rectifier potassium channels

McClenahan SJ, Kent C, Kharade S, Isaeva E, Williams J, Han C, Terker A, Gresham R, Lazarenko R, Days E, Romaine I, Bauer J, Boutaud O, Sulikowski G, Harris R, Weaver CD, Staruschenko A, Lindsley C, Denton JS. Mol Pharmacol. 2022 Mar 3.

Changing the Trajectory of Heart Failure and Kidney Disease: A Call for Action

Rangaswami J, Bhalla V, Chertow GM, Harrington RA, Staruschenko A, Tuttle K, Braunwald E. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2022 Mar 1.

RNA Binding Motif 5 Gene Deletion Modulates Cell Signaling in a Sex-Dependent Manner but Not Hippocampal Cell Death

Farooq J, Snyder K, Janesko-Feldman K, Gorse K, Vagni VA, Kochanek PM, Jackson TC. J Neurotrauma. 2022 Mar 1

Npt2a as a target for treating hyperphosphatemia

Thomas L, Dominguez Rieg JA, Rieg T. Biochem Soc Trans. 2022 Feb 28.

Developing an Effective Peptide-Based Vaccine for COVID-19: Preliminary Studies in Mice Models

Yang H, Cao J, Lin X, Yue J, Zieneldien T, Kim J, Wang L, Fang J, Huang RP, Bai Y, Sneed K, Cao C. Viruses. 2022 Feb 22.

Hypoxia-ischemia-mediated effects on neurodevelopmentally regulated cold-shock proteins in neonatal mice under strict temperature control

Jackson TC, Herrmann JR, Garman RH, Kang RD, Vagni VA, Gorse K, Janesko-Feldman K, Stezoski J, Kochanek PM. Pediatr Res. 2022 Feb 19.

Cholinergic Medications

Pakala RS, Brown KN, Preuss CV. 2022 Feb 16.

Epac1-/- and Epac2-/- mice exhibit deficient epithelial Na+ channel regulation and impaired urinary Na+ conservation

Tomilin VN, Pyrshev K, Stavniichuk A, Hassanzadeh Khayyat N, Ren G, Zaika O, Khedr S, Staruschenko A, Mei FC, Cheng X, Pochynyuk O. JCI Insight. 2022 Feb 8.


Kurien G, Jamil RT, Preuss CV. 2022 Feb 6.

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