Kathryn B. Spencer

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Pendrin (encoded by Pds, Slc26a4) is a Cl(-)/HCO(3)(-) exchanger expressed in the apical regions of type B and non-A, non-B intercalated cells of kidney and mediates renal Cl(-) absorption, particularly when upregulated. Aldosterone increases blood pressure by increasing absorption of both Na(+) and Cl(-) through increased protein abundance and function of(More)
The epithelial Na(+) channel, ENaC, and the Cl(-)/HCO(3)(-) exchanger, pendrin, mediate NaCl absorption within the cortical collecting duct and the connecting tubule. Although pendrin and ENaC localize to different cell types, ENaC subunit abundance and activity are lower in aldosterone-treated pendrin-null mice relative to wild-type mice. Because pendrin(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to chronic ethanol (EtOH) results in changes in the expression of proteins that regulate neuronal excitability. This study examined whether chronic EtOH alters the hippocampal expression and function of fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP) and the role of FMRP in the modulation of chronic EtOH-induced changes in the expression of(More)
Chronic alcohol-induced cognitive impairments and maladaptive plasticity of glutamatergic synapses are well-documented. However, it is unknown if prolonged alcohol exposure affects dendritic signaling that may underlie hippocampal dysfunction in alcoholics. Back-propagation of action potentials (bAPs) into apical dendrites of hippocampal neurons provides(More)
Serum cortisol (hydrocortisone) was measured by radioimmunoassay in dogs given methylprednisolone (MP) orally or methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) IM. The MP was given on a daily and on an alternate-day basis to different treatment groups and the MPA was administered weekly. Samples of blood were obtained twice a week over a 9-week treatment period for serum(More)
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