Sharon Anderson

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BACKGROUND Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a common genetic disease with few treatment options other than renal replacement therapy. p21, a cyclin kinase inhibitor which has pleiotropic effects on the cell cycle, in many cases acts to suppress cell cycle progression and to prevent apoptosis. Because defects in cell cycle arrest and(More)
TRPV4, a nonselective cation channel of the transient receptor potential (TRP) family, is gated by hypotonicity. Expression of TRPV4 mRNA has been detected in the circumventricular organs of the brain responsible for sensing systemic tonicity and in the kidney distal convoluted tubule (DCT), among other sites. No analysis of TRPV4 expression at the protein(More)
The prototypical member of the vanilloid-responsive-like subfamily of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels is TRPV1. TRPV1 mediates aspects of nociception and neurogenic inflammation; however, new roles are emerging in sensation of both luminal stretch and systemic tonicity. Although at least six nonsynonymous polymorphisms in the human TRPV1 gene(More)
Author manuscripts have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication but have not yet been edited. No potential conflicts of interest were disclosed. Author manuscripts have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication but have not yet been edited. Statement of translational relevance Leiomyosarcoma is a malignant neoplasm with varying degrees of(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute kidney injury is a serious,sexually dimorphic perioperative complication, primarily attributed to hypoperfusion. We previously found that estradiol is renoprotective after cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation in ovariectomized female mice. Additionally, we found that neither estrogen receptor alpha nor beta mediated this(More)
EphA2, a member of the large family of Eph receptor tyrosine kinases, is highly expressed in epithelial tissue and has been implicated in cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, as well as cell growth and survival. Expression of EphA2 mRNA and protein was markedly upregulated by both hypertonic stress and by elevated urea concentrations in cells derived(More)
INTRODUCTION There is a sex difference in the risk of ischemic acute kidney injury (AKI), and estrogen mediates the protective effect of female sex. We previously demonstrated that preprocedural chronic restoration of physiologic estrogen to ovariectomized female mice ameliorated AKI after cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CA/CPR). In the(More)
BACKGROUND Proximal or 'downhill' esophageal varices are a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Unlike the much more common distal esophageal varices, which are most commonly a result of portal hypertension, downhill esophageal varices result from vascular obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC). While SVC obstruction is most commonly(More)
In preclinical investigations, ischemic preconditioning (IPC) protects kidneys from ischemia/reperfusion injury. The direct effects of IPC on glomerular endothelial cells have not been studied in detail. Most investigations of IPC have focused on healthy cells and animals, and it remains unknown whether IPC is renoprotective in the setting of medical(More)
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