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Huifang Cheng, M.D.

Research Associate Professor
Department of Medicine

Research keywords

diabetic nephropathy, cyclooxygenase, eNOS,prorenin receptor, podocyte, endothelial cells.

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Our research interest is focus on the regulation of renal epithelial cell function by eicosanoids. In the past years, we have investigated the expression and regulation of cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 in the kidney, especially in reanl cortex under some pathological/ disease status; explored the interaction of COX-2 with renin- angiotensin system and nitric oxide; the transcriptional, post- transcriptional regulation of COX-2 by low chloride and its signal transduction. Now we are continuing to study the physiologic and pathophysiologic roles of COX-2 and its interaction with RAS and NO in the kidney.

Last updated on 2010-11-02

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