PhD: Tulane University, 2004
- Kidney Epithelial Transport Physiology and the relationship to Aging and Disease, specifically in Kidney Stones and Hypertension
Calcium nephrolithiasis remains a frequent and serious cause of morbidity and health care costs. As is well known, urinary citrate is the most important inhibitor of calcium stones in the kidney because citrate, a tricarboxylate, keeps calcium soluble in the urine. The regulation of citrate transport in the kidney has received inadequate investigation and remains poorly understood at the cell and molecular level. Urinary citrate excretion is...
Nakhoul NL, Hering-Smith KS, Abdulnour-Nakhoul SM, and LL Hamm. Ammonium Interaction with the Epithelial Sodium Channel. Am J Physiol 281:F493-F502, 2001.
Liu L, Hering-Smith KS, Schiro FR, and LL Hamm. Serine protease activity in M-1 cortical collecting duct cells. Hypertension 39(4):860-4, 2002.
Hamm LL and Hering-Smith KS. Pathophysiology of Hypocitraturic Nephrolithiasis. Endocrinology & Metabolism Clinics of North America 31(4):885-93, viii, 2002.
Prieto-Carrasquero MC, Harrison-Bernard LM, Kobori H, OzawaY, Hering-Smith, KS, Hamm LL, and LG Navar. Enhancement of distal tubular renin expression in Angiotensin IIhypertensive rats. Hypertension 44(2):223-9, 2004.
Nakhoul NL, Dejong H, Abdulnour-Nakhoul SM, Boulpaep EL, Hering-Smith K, Hamm LL. Characteristics of renal Rhbg as an NH4(+) transporter. American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology 288(1):F170-81, 2005 Jan.
Leung JC, Barac-Nieto M, Hering-Smith K, Silverstein DM. Expression of the rat renal PiT-2 phosphate transporter. Hormone & Metabolic Research 37(5):265-9, 2005 May.
Li M, Hering-Smith KS, Simon EE and Batuman V. Myeloma light chains induce epitheliamesenchymal transition in human renal proximal tubule epithelial cells. Nephrol Dial Transplant: 23(3):860-870, 2008 Mar.
Hamm LL, Feng Z and Hering-Smith KS. Regulation of sodium transport by ENaC in the Kidney. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 19:98–105, 2010.
Hamm LL and Hering-Smith KS. Pivotal Role of the Kidney in Hypertension. Am J Med Sci. 340(1):30-2, 2010, Jul.
Li K, Guo D, Zhu H, Hering-Smith KS, Hamm LL, Ouyang J, Dong Y. Interleukin-6 Stimulates Epithelial Sodium Channels in Mouse Collecting Duct cells. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 299(2):R590-5, 2010, Aug.
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