Jeffrey R. Henegar

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Neurogenesis persists in the olfactory bulbs of adult mice, with new cells being generated in the proliferative subependymal layer. Our previous work has shown that unilateral odor deprivation through naris closure leads to a net loss of granule neurons in the ipsilateral (odor-deprived) olfactory bulb, while not affecting the contralateral bulb. Here we(More)
Excess weight gain is a major risk factor for essential hypertension and for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Obesity raises blood pressure by increasing renal tubular sodium reabsorption, impairing pressure natriuresis, and causing volume expansion because of activation of the sympathetic nervous system and renin-angiotensin system and by physical(More)
The hypothesis is that chronic increases in left ventricular (LV) load induce oxidative stress and latent matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) is activated, allowing the heart to dilate in the absence of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) and thereby reduce filling pressure. To create volume overload, an arteriovenous (A-V) fistula was placed in male Sprague-Dawley(More)
The left ventricle (LV) significantly dilates and hypertrophies in response to chronic volume overload. However, the temporal responses in LV mass, volume, and systolic/diastolic function secondary to chronic volume overload induced by an infrarenal arteriovenous (A-V) fistula in rats have not been well characterized. To this end, LV end-diastolic pressure,(More)
A 10-year-old African-American female was evaluated for asymptomatic proteinuria. Initial investigation did not reveal the etiology of her renal disease. She subsequently underwent a percutaneous renal biopsy, which was consistent with fibrillary glomerulopathy. This condition is rare in children and is identified histologically by a solid, randomly(More)
OBJECTIVES The anatomic peritoneum is often considered equivalent to the barrier between the dialysate and the blood, and is also called "the peritoneal membrane." Our hypothesis is that the normal peritoneum is not a significant barrier to solute or water flow. The goal of this study was to explore the effects of alteration of the anatomic peritoneum on(More)
BACKGROUND Lipids have critical functions in cellular energy storage, structure and signaling. Many individual lipid molecules have been associated with the evolution of prostate cancer; however, none of them has been approved to be used as a biomarker. The aim of this study is to identify lipid molecules from hundreds plasma apparent lipid species as(More)
To study the process of chronic peritoneal inflammation from sterile solutions, we established an animal model to link structural changes with solute and water transport. Filtered solutions containing 4% N-acetylglucosamine (NAG) or 4% glucose (G) were injected intraperitoneally daily in 200- to 300-g rats and compared with controls (C). After 2 mo, each(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that both sterile solutions and foreign body reaction to the peritoneal dialysis catheter are associated with inflammatory changes in rats exposed to hypertonic solution. METHODS Four hypertonic solutions (30 - 40 mL) were injected daily via needle and syringe over 20 weeks in 4 groups of rats: 4.25% standard clinical solution(More)
Collagen which is present in the myocardium in relatively small amounts is the most abundant structural protein of the connective tissue network. Its structural organization consists of a complex weave of collagen fibers that surrounds and interconnects myocytes, groups of myocytes, muscle fibers and muscle bundles. The conformation of interstitial(More)