• 2688 Citations
  • 33 h-Index
1982 …2020
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Area of Expertise

The brain plays a critically important role in determining your blood pressure and many conditions associated with high blood pressure (essential hypertension, sleep apnea, excessive salt intake) are associated with a reduced ability of the brain to keep blood pressure “normal.”
My lab uses state-of-the-art techniques to examine how neurons in the brain are altered in various pathological states associated with high blood pressure. Our goal is to develop new therapeutic approaches to treat high blood pressure by targeting neurons in the brain.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Physiology/Biophysics, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

BS in Zoology, Texas A & M University

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Projects 2012 2020

Research Output 1982 2018

  • 2688 Citations
  • 33 h-Index
  • 84 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 2 Editorial
3 Citations (Scopus)

CRHR2 (corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor 2) in the nucleus of the solitary tract contributes to intermittent hypoxia-induced hypertension

Wang, L. A., Nguyen, D. H. & Mifflin, S. W., 1 Jan 2018, In : Hypertension. 72, 4, p. 994-1001 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Receptors
Solitary Nucleus
Hypertension
Calcium
Urocortins

Inhibition of glial glutamate transporter GLT1 in the nucleus of the solitary tract attenuates baroreflex control of sympathetic nerve activity and heart rate

Yamamoto, K. & Mifflin, S. W., 1 Sep 2018, In : Physiological Reports. 6, 18, e13877.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Amino Acid Transport System X-AG
Solitary Nucleus
Baroreflex
Neuroglia
Heart Rate
2 Citations (Scopus)
Solitary Nucleus
Arterial Pressure
Transcription Factors
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Green Fluorescent Proteins
1 Citation (Scopus)
Opioid Receptors
Fentanyl
Opioid Analgesics
Brain Stem
Neurons
14 Citations (Scopus)

Acute intermittent optogenetic stimulation of nucleus tractus solitaries neurons induces sympathetic long-term facilitation

Yamamoto, K., Lalley, P. & Mifflin, S. W., 1 Jan 2015, In : American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 308, 4, p. R266-R275

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Optogenetics
Phrenic Nerve
Kidney
Neurons
Diaphragm