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Jane McHowat, Ph.D.



Ph.D, Bath University, 1988

Research Interests

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PubMed Listing

Rastogi, P., McHowat, J. Inhibition of calcium independent phospholipase A2 prevents inflammatory mediator production in pulmonary microvascular endothelium.  Resp. Physiol. Neurobiol.  2009; 165, 167-174 PMC2845306

Sharma, J., Rastogi, P., Creer, M.H., McHowat, J. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes isolated from umbilical cord blood are a useful research tool to study adherence to cell monolayers, J. Immunol. Methods 2009; 351, 30-35  PMC2783264

Rastogi, P., Sharma, J., McHowat, J. Methods for measuring the activity and expression of phospholipases A2.  In:  Methods in Lipid-Mediated Signaling.  Murphy E & Rosenberger T (eds)  Taylor & Francis. 2010; pages 4-26

Sharma, J., Turk, J., McHowat, J. Endothelial cell prostaglandin I2 and platelet-activating factor production are markedly attenuated in the calcium-independent phospholipase A2β knockout mouse.  Biochemistry, 2010; 49, 5473-5481  PMC2938187

Rastogi, P., Rickard, A., Klumpp, D.J., McHowat, J. Urothelial cell platelet-activating factor production is mediated via calcium-independent phospholipase A2γ.  Urology. 2011; 77, 248.e1-7.

Sharma, J., Turk, J., Mancuso D.J., Sims, H.F., Gross, R.W., McHowat, J. Activation of group VI phospholipase A2 isoforms in cardiac endothelial cells of wild type and knockout mice.  Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2011; 300, C872-C879.  PMID: 21191104

McHowat, J., Gullickson G., Hoover, R.G., Sharma J., Turk, J., Kornbluth J.  Platelet-activating factor and metastasis:  Calcium-independent phospholipase A2β deficiency protects against breast cancer metastasis to the lung.  Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2011; 300,C825-C832  PMID:21228317

Sharma, J., McHowat, J. PGE2 release from tryptase-stimulated rabbit ventricular myocytes is mediated by calcium-independent phospholipase A2γ, Lipids, 2011; 46, 391-397. PMID:21461868

Blum, J., Kinsey, G.R., Monian, P., Sun, B., Cummings, B.S., McHowat, J., Schnellmann, R.G.  Profiling of Fatty Acids Released During Calcium-induced Mitochondrial Permeability Transition in Isolated Rabbit Kidney Cortex Mitochondria.  Toxicol In Vitro. 2011; 25. 1001-6. PMID: 21443943

Honors and Awards

De Montfort University, B. Sc. (First Class Honors) Pharmacy
University of Bath, Ph. D. Pharmacology    
1984-1987  Science and Engineering Research Council Predoctoral Fellowship
1991-1993  American Heart Association, Missouri Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship
1996-2000  Public Health Service, NHLBI FIRST Award
2011 Fellow of the American Heart Association

Professional Organizations and Associations

Fellow of the American Heart Association
American Physiological Society