Nancy Kanagy, PhD to present seminar on 11/15/19, CBH-240: “Hydrogen sulfide regulates blood pressure and flow”

Nancy Kanagy, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean of Research Education, Director Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

“Hydrogen sulfide regulates blood pressure and flow”

Hydrogen sulfide is produced within the vascular wall of most arteries by cystathionine gamma lyase. It has been shown to function as a vasodilator and to lower blood pressure in several species. Furthermore, this pathway appears to be impaired in several cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, diabetes and sleep apnea. However, the sites and mechanisms of action of hydrogen sulfide within the vasculature are not well-defined. I will be discussing our research into how hydrogen sulfide signals within the vascular wall and our recent studies into the role it plays in regulating renal and mesenteric blood flow in vivo under control and pathological conditions.

Friday, November 15, 2019, 11:00AM-12:00PM, CBH-240
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas