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Brown, Dennis, PhD

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Research

Dennis Brown is a Ph. D. cell biologist who specializes in the use of state-of-the art fluorescence imaging and electron microscopy techniques to follow and dissect physiologically-relevant membrane protein trafficking events in epithelial and non-epithelial cells. He serves as the Associate Director of the CSB and the Director of the MGH Program in Membrane Biology (PMB) which uses use state of the art technologies in the pursuit of important biological questions at the system level. He became Professor of Medicine at Harvard in 2001 and has been at MGH since 1985.

Selected Publications (from total of 123)

Brown D, Wagner CA
Molecular Mechanisms of Acid-Base Sensing by the Kidney.
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012;23(5):774-80 - PMID: 22362904 - PMCID: PMC3338302
Gao X, Eladari D, Leviel F, Tew BY, Miro-Julia  C, Cheema F, Miller L, Nelson R, Paunescu TG, McKee M, Brown D, Al-Awqati Q
Deletion of hensin/DMBT1 blocks conversion of {beta}- to {alpha}-intercalated cells and induces distal renal tubular acidosis.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107(50):21872-7 - PMID: 21098262 - PMCID: PMC3003085
Bouley R, Lu HA, Nunes P, Da Silva N, McLaughlin M, Chen Y, Brown D
Calcitonin Has a Vasopressin-like Effect on Aquaporin-2 Trafficking and Urinary Concentration.
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;22(1):59-72 - PMID: 21071524 - PMCID: PMC3014035
Zhuang Z, Marshansky V, Breton S, Brown D
Is caveolin involved in normal proximal tubule (PT) function? Presence in model PT systems but absence in situ.
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2010;300(1):F199-206 - PMID: 20980408 - PMCID: PMC3023221
Schreiner R, Frindt G, Diaz F, Carvajal-Gonzalez JM, Perez Bay AE, Palmer LG, Marshansky V, Brown D, Philp NJ, Rodriguez-Boulan E
The absence of a clathrin adapter confers unique polarity essential to proximal tubule function.
Kidney Int. 2010;78(4):382-8 - PMID: 20531453 - PMCID: PMC3684398
Miranda KC, Bond DT, McKee M, Skog J, Paunescu TG, Da Silva N, Brown D, Russo LM
Nucleic acids within urinary exosomes/microvesicles are potential biomarkers for renal disease.
Kidney Int. 2010;78(2):191-9 - PMID: 20428099
Miranda KC, Karet FE, Brown D
An Extended Nomenclature for Mammalian V-ATPase Subunit Genes and Splice Variants.
PLoS ONE. 2010;5(3):e9531 - PMID: 20224822 - PMCID: PMC2835735
Da Silva N, Pisitkun T, Belleannee C, Miller LR, Nelson RD, Knepper MA, Brown D, Breton S
Proteomic analysis of V-ATPase-rich cells harvested from the kidney and epididymis by fluorescence activated cell sorting.
Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2010;298(6):C1326-42 - PMID: 20181927 - PMCID: PMC2889637
Xia Y, Babitt JL, Bouley R, Zhang Y, Silva ND, Chen S, Zhuang Z, Samad TA, Brenner GJ, Anderson JL, Hong CC, Schneyer AL, Brown D, Lin HY
Dragon Enhances BMP Signaling and Increases Transepithelial Resistance in Kidney Epithelial Cells.
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;21(4):666-77 - PMID: 20167703 - PMCID: PMC2844302
Belleannee C, Da Silva N, Shum WW, Brown D, Breton S
Role of purinergic signaling pathways in V-ATPase recruitment to the apical membrane of acidifying epididymal clear cells.
Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2010;298(4):C817-30 - PMID: 20071692 - PMCID: PMC2853219
Paunescu TG, Ljubojevic M, Russo LM, Winter C, McLaughlin MM, Wagner CA, Breton S, Brown D
Cyclic AMP stimulates apical V-ATPase accumulation, microvillar elongation and proton extrusion in kidney collecting duct A-intercalated cells.
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2010;298(3):F643-54 - PMID: 20053793 - PMCID: PMC2838605
Pastor-Soler NM, Fisher JS, Sharpe R, Hill E, Van Hoek A, Brown D, Breton S
Aquaporin 9 expression in the developing rat epididymis is modulated by steroid hormones.
Reproduction. 2009;139(3):613-21 - PMID: 19948840 - PMCID: PMC3773695
Bouley R, Palomino Z, Tang SS, Nunes P, Kobori H, Lu HA, Shum WW, Sabolic I, Brown D, Ingelfinger JR, Jung FF
Angiotensin II and Hypertonicity Modulate Proximal Tubular Aquaporin 1 (AQP1) Expression.
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2009;297(6):F1575-86 - PMID: 19776169 - PMCID: PMC2801332
Shum WW, Da Silva N, Brown D, Breton S
Regulation of luminal acidification in the male reproductive tract via cell-cell crosstalk.
J Exp Biol. 2009;212(Pt 11):1753-61 - PMID: 19448084 - PMCID: PMC2683015 - Cover
Brown D, Paunescu TG, Breton S, Marshansky V
Regulation of the V-ATPase in kidney epithelial cells: dual role in acid-base homeostasis and vesicle trafficking.
J Exp Biol. 2009;212(Pt 11):1762-72 - PMID: 19448085 - PMCID: PMC2683016 - Cover
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