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James Porter

Dean
Physiology & Developmental Biology, Dean's Office
(801) 422-3963

Biography

born Sacramento, California – March 20, 1953
Wife: Kathy Ann Ziegler, August 14, 1974
Children: J. Benjamin (1975)
Joseph Reed (1976)
Sarah Brooke (1978)
Elizabeth Ann (1980)
Hannah Kathleen (1984)
Abby Marie (1988)
Caleb Hyrum (1994)

EDUCATION & TRAINING

August 1976
B.S. (Zoology) from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah

April 1978
M.S. (Zoology) from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah

December 1982
Ph.D. (Endocrinology) from University of California in San Francisco, California. William F. Ganong, Advisor.

1982-1985
Postdoctoral Fellow in Department of Pharmacology from University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa with Michael J. Brody, Advisor.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1985-1991
Assistant Professor in Department of Physiology at University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.
P.D. Harris, Chairman

1988-1998
Associate in the Center for Applied Microcirculatory Research, University of Louisville.

1991-1998
Associate Professor in Department of Physiology at University of Louisville.
Irving G. Joshua, Chairman

9.1995-2.1996
Visiting Scholar in Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee

1998-2001
Associate Professor in Department of Zoology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah
John D. Bell, Chairman

2001-
Professor
Department of Physiology & Developmental Biology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah
Richard Tolman, Chairman

1999-
Faculty in Neuroscience Center at Brigham Young University
Edwin D. Lephart, Director

2003-2008
Chair, Department of Physiology & Developmental Biology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah

2008-
Associate Dean of College of Life Sciences at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT

TEACHING

1985-1998
Department of Physiology, University of Louisville
Human Physiology (Medical School)
Elements of Human Physiology (Dental School)
Principles of Oral Presentation
Hypertension: Neural and Endocrine Mechanisms

1994 – 2003
Kaplan/National Medical School Review
USMLE Step I Review Courses

  • Endocrinology
  • Digestive Physiology

1996 – 2003
Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
Advanced Integrated Sciences Program, Visiting Professor

1998 -
Brigham Young University
Principles of Physiology (Zoology 460, PDBio 362,363)
Pathophysiology (Zoology 361, PDBio 365)
Tissue Biology (PDBio 225)
Cellular and Molecular Physiology (PDBio 601, coordinator)
Science of Biology (PDBio 120)

SOCIETY AFFILIATIONS

American Physiological Society

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Manuscript Reviews
American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism
American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative
American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Pharmacology Research
Regulatory Peptides
Synapse
Hypertension
Brain Research
Brain Research Bulletin
Endocrinology
Kidney International

Judge
Eighteenth Midwest Student Medical Research Forum 1987
ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair 1997

Local Organizing Committee, Fifth World Congress 1989-1991
For Microcirculation

Mentor for APS Minority Fellowship Program, 1991
Fall APS Conference

Chairman, “Physiology of Genetic Hypertension.” 1991
Slide session at FASEB meeting

American Heart Association, Kentucky/Kansas Affiliates 1995-1997
Peer Review Committee

AWARDS

1988
President’s Young Investigator Award, University of Louisville
1994,1997
Golden Apple, Teacher of the Year Award, University of Louisville Medical Student Association

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Neuroendocrine regulation of the cardiovascular system; neural and humoral mechanisms of hypertension

TRAINEES

A. Postdoctoral Fellows

  1. Shirley Whitescarver, Ph.D., 1993-1994
  2. Ehsan Qadir, M.D., 1993-1994

B. Graduate Students - University of Louisville

  1. Tina Hines, Ph.D., 1989. Dissertation title: Cardiovascular Effects of Peripheral and Central Pressor Stimuli in the Pregnant Rat.
  2. Jennie Mangun, M.S., 1992, Thesis title: The Effect of Renal Nerve Stimulation on Renin Secretion, Sodium Excretion, and Renal Blood Flow in the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat.
  3. Glenn Toney, Ph.D., 1992. Dissertation title: Cardiovascular Effects of Central Angiotensin II: Mediation by Brain Angiotensin II Receptor Subtypes in Conscious Rats.
  4. Caroline Young, M.S., 1994. Thesis title: The Effect of Intrahypothalamic Insulin Injection on Mean Arterial Pressure, Heart Rate, and Renal Nerve Activity in the Streptozotocin Diabetic Rat.
  5. Harshad Bokil, Ph.D., 1998, Effect of Insulin on Brain Angiotensin II (AT1) Receptor Expression and Function.

Graduate Students - Brigham Young University

  1. Steve Swenson, M.S., 2002, Effect of a Perinatal High-Salt Diet on Blood Pressure Control Mechanisms in Sprague Dawley Rats.
  2. April Honeycutt, M.S. 2003-2004, Determining a Critical Period and Mechanism for Hypertension Due to Perinatal High Salt Diet in the Juvenile Sprague-Dawley Rat
  3. Summer King, M.S. 2005-2007, Maternal High-Salt Diet During Pregnancy in Sprague-Dawley Rats Programs Exaggerated Stress-Induced Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Responses in Adult Female Offspring
  4. Clinton Johnson, M.S. 2010-, Fetal Programming of Exaggerated Cardiovascular Response to Stress: Epigenetic Mechanisms.

C. Summer Medical School or Dental School Scholars

  1. Mark Schroer, 1986, 1987
  2. David Kabithe, 1994

D. Undergraduate Summer Research Program, Univeristy of Louisville

  1. Teresa Wagner, 1986
  2. Shawna Perkins, 1987, 1988
  3. Alphonzo Nichols, 1996, 1997
  4. James Harrison, 1997

E. ORCA Undergraduate Scholars, Brigham Young University

  1. Andrew Hill, 1999
  2. Jason Rich, 2000
  3. Jared Anderson, 2000
  4. Ben Ilum, 2005
  5. Tim Jenkins, 2008
  6. Brandon Wilkinson, 2008

F. NSF REU Site Summer Students, Brigham Young University

  1. Danielle Wright, 2000
  2. Nicole Amundson, 2001
  3. Guibenson Hyppolite, 2001
  4. Kristen Poltraz, 2002

Grant Support History

1. American Heart Association, Kentucky Affiliate
“Central Neural Regulation of Renin Secretion”
Principal Investigator $16,766 | 7/86 - 6/87

2. National Institutes of Health, R29
“Central Neural and Humoral Control of Renin Release
Principal Investigator $165,319 | 8/87 - 7/91

3. American Heart Association, Kentucky Affiliate
“Regulation of Renin Secretion by Central Angiotensin”
Principal Investigator $14,576 | 7/87 - 6/88

4. American Heart Association, Kentucky Affiliate
“Neural Control of Renin Release in the SHR”
Principal Investigator $17,137 | 7/1/90 - 6/30/91

5. American Heart Association, Kentucky Affiliate
“Control of Renin Release in Hypertension: Neural Mechanisms”
Principal Investigator $16,679 | 7/1/91 - 6/30/92

6. National Institutes of Health, R01
“Physiologic Role of Endogenous Digitalis-Like Factor”
Co-Investigator to Roland Valdes, Jr. $158,454 | 4/1/92 - 3/31/95

7. American Heart Association, Kentucky Affiliate
“Insulin and the Central Nervous System: Effect on Cardiovascular Function in Insulin-Resistant States”
Principal Investigator $29,700 | 7/1/92 - 6/30/94

8. American Heart Association, Kentucky Affiliate
“Neuromodulatory Role of Insulin in Insulin Resistance”
Principal Investigator $28,705 | 7/1/94 - 6/30/97

9. National Institutes of Health, R03
“Effects of Endothelin on Renal Vascular Resistance”
Co-Investigator to Jeff C. Falcone $50,000 | 4/1/98 - 3/31/99

10. American Heart Association, Midwest Consortium
“Renal Alpha1 Adrenergic Dysfunction in Aging”
Co-Investigator to John C. Passmore $59,118 | 7/1/98 - 6/30/00

11. American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate
“Effect of Stress on Blood Pressure Control Mechanisms in Young Rats: Role of Brain Angiotensin II”
Principal Investigator $117,674 | 7/1/00 – 6/30/02

12. American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate
“Short- and Long-term Effects of Maternal Separation on Blood Pressure Control in Rats”
Principal Investigator $120,000 | 7/1/02 - 6/30/05

13. American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate
“Mechanisms of Fetal Programming of Hypertension by Maternal High-Salt Diet”
Principal Investigator $140,000| 7/1/05 - 6/30/08

14. Brigham Young University, Mentored Environment Grant
“Role of oxygen free radicals in the exaggerated cardiovascular response to stress programmed by prenatal high salt”
Principal Investigator $19,990 | 2/1/08 - 1/31/09.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS


  1. Wenner-Gren Research Laboratory, University of Kentucky, 1986.
  2. Division of Physiology and Anatomy, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1987
  3. “VIP and Renin Secretion,” presented at New York Academy of Sciences Symposium, Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide and Related Peptides, 1987.
  4. Department of Biology, University of Louisville, 1988.
  5. Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Louisville, 1989
  6. Department of Physiology, University of Louisville, 1989,1994
  7. Department of Biology, Kentucky State University, 1993
  8. Department of Biology, Northern Kentucky University, 1993
  9. Center for Applied Microcirculatory Research, University of Louisville, 1997
  10. Department of Zoology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1998.
  11. Department of Physiology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 1999.
  12. Department of Biology, Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT, 2007.
  13. Department of Biology, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT, 2010.

Publications

Porter, J.P. and W.f. Ganong. Relataion of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide to renin secretion. In: Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide, ed. S.I. Said, Raven Press, New York, pp. 285-297, 1982.

Porterer, J.P., I.A. Reid, S.I. Said, and W.F. Ganong. Stimulation of renin secretion by vasoactive intestinal peptide. Am. J. Physiol. 243:F306-F310, 1982.

Porter, J.P. , S.I. Said, and W.F. Ganong. Vasoactive intestinal peptide stimulates renin secretion in vitro: evidence for a direct action of the peptide on renal juxtaglomerular cells. Neuroendocrinology 36:404-408, 1983.

Brody, M.J., J.E. Faber, M.L. Mangiapane, and J.P. Porter. The central nervous system and prevention of hypertension. In: Handbook of Hypertension, Vol. 4, ed. W. de Jong, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam, pp. 474-494, 1984.

Brody, M.J., J.E. Faber, M.L. Mangiapane, and J.P. Porter. Central neural and humoral regulation of arterial pressure in hypertension. In: Hypertension: Physiological Basis and Treatment, ed. H.N. Ong and J.C. Lewis, Academic Press, Orlando, pp. 1-48, 1984.

Ganong, W.F., J.P. Porter, T.D. Bahnson, and S.I. Said. Peptides and neurotransmitters that affect renin secretion. J. Hypertension 2(Suppl. 1):75-82, 1984.

Brody, M.J., R.L. Webb, M.L. Mangiapane, J.P. Porter, A.C. Bonham, and A.J. Trapani. Comparative central and peripheral antihypertensive mechanisms of urapidil and prazosin. Am. J. Med. 77(4A):74-80, 1984.

Brody, M.J., T.P. O’Neill, and J.P. Porter. Role of central catecholaminergic systems in pathogenesis and treatment of hypertension. J. Cardiovasc. Pharmacol. 6 (Suppl V):S727-S741, 1984.

Porter, J.P., A. Bonham, M.L. Mangiapane, R.L. Webb, and M.J. Brody. Cardiovascular effects of centrally and peripherally administered indoramin in the conscious rat. Eur. J. Pharmacol. 109:9-17, 1985.

Porter, J.P.and M.J. Brody. Neural projections from paraventricular nucleus which subserve cardiovascular function. Am. J. Physiol. 248:R271-R281, 1985.

Porter, J.P., T.N. Thrasher, S.I. Said, and W.F. Ganong. Role of vasoactive intestinal peptide in the regulation of renin secretion. Am. J. Physiol. 249:F84-F89, 1985.

Porter, J.P.and M.J. Brody. A V1 vasopressin receptor antagonist has nonspecific neurodepressant action in the spinal cord. Neuroendocrinology 43:75-78, 1986.

Porter, J.P.and M.J. Brody. Spinal vasopressin mechanisms of cardiovascular regulation. Am. J. Physiol. 251:R510-R517, 1986.

Porter, J.P.and M.J. Brody. A comparison of the hemodynamic effects produced by electrical stimulation of subnuclei of the paraventricular nucleus. Brain Res. 375:20-29, 1986.

Brody, M.J., T.P. O’Neill, and J.P. Porter. The paraventricular and arcuate nuclei in cardiovascular regulation. In: Central and Peripheral Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Regulation, ed. A. Magro, W. Osswald, D.Reis, and P. Vanhoutte, Plenum, New York, pp.443-464, 1986.

Porter, J.P.and M.J. Brody. The paraventricular nucleus and cardiovascular regulation: role of spinal vasopressinergic mechanisms. J. Hypertension 4 (Suppl. 3):S181-S184, 1986.

Brody, M.J., R. Alper, T.P. O’Neill, and J.P. Porter. Central neural control of the cardiovascular system. In: Handbook of Hypertension, Vol. 8, ed. A. Zanchetti and R.C. Tarazi, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam, pp.1-25, 1987.

Porter, J.P. Electrical stimulation of the paraventricular nucleus increases plasma renin activity. Am. J. Physiol. 254:R325-R330, 1988.

Porter, J.P. The renin-response to aortic occlusion is enhanced by stimulation of the hypothalamus. Hypertension 12:52-58, 1988.

Changaris, D.G., J.P. Porter, J.J. Miller, and R.S. Levy. Des-leu angiotensin I: biosynthesis and drinking response. Reg. Peptides 20:273-280, 1988.

Porter, J.P. and W.F. Ganong. VIP and renin secretion. In: Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide and Related Peptides, ed. S.I. Said and V. Mutt. Annal. NY Acad. Sci. 527:465-477, 1988.

Porter, J.P. Stress can enhance the renin response to reduced renal perfusion pressure. Am. J. Physiol. 256:R554-R559, 1989.

Hines, T.* and J.P. Porter. Role of central angiotensin II in control of blood pressure during pregnancy. Am. J. Physiol. 257:R1457-R1461, 1989.

Porter, J.P. Effect of stress on the control of renin release in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Hypertension 15:310-317, 1990.

Hines, T.* and J.P. Porter. The pressor response to posterior hypothalamic stimulation is enhanced in the pregnant rat. Am. J. Physiol. 262:R604-R609, 1992.

Fleming, J.T., C. Zhang, J. Chen, and J.P. Porter. Selective preglomerular constriction to nerve stimulation in rat hydronephrotic kidneys. Am. J. Physiol. 262:F348-F353, 1992.

Porter, J.P. b-Adrenoceptor modulation of the renin response to short-term reuctions in pressure in the young SHR. Am. J. Physiol. 263:R405-R411, 1992.

Toney, G.M.* and J.P. Porter. Functional role for brain AT1 and AT2 receptors in the central angiotensin II pressor response. Brain Res. 603-57-63, 1993.

Toney, G.M.* and J.P. Porter. Functional roles of brain AT1 and AT2 receptors in the central angiotensin II pressor response in conscious young spontaneously hypertensive rats. Dev. Brain Res. 71:193-199, 1993.

Toney, G.M.* and J.P. Porter. Effects of brain AT1 and AT2 receptor blockade on the central angiotensin II pressor response in conscious spontaneously hypertensive rats. Neuropharmacology 32:581-589, 1993.

Porter, J.P. Contribution of spinal N-methyl-D-aspartic acid receptors to control of sympathetic outflow by the paraventricular nucleus. Brain Res. Bull. 32:653-660. 1993.

Porter, J.P. Effect of intrahypothalamic insulin on sympathetic nervous function in rats drinking a high-sucrose solution. Am. J. Physiol. 266:R1463-R1469, 1994.

Waldrop, T.G. and J.P. Porter. Hypothalamic involvement in respiratory and cardiovascular regulation. In: Regulation of Breathing, 2nd Edition, ed. J.A. Dempsey and A. Peck, Marcel-Dekker, pp. 315-364, 1994.

Inman, S.R., J.P. Porter, and J.T. Fleming. Reduced renal microvascular reactivity to angiotensin II in diabetic rats. Microcirculation 1:137-145, 1994.

Qadir, E**. and J.P. Porter. Effect of insulin on regional vascular resistances in conscious rats. Am. J. Physiol. 270:R450-R455, 1996.

Inman, S.R., J.P. Porter, and J.T. Fleming. Dietary myo-inositol restores diabetic renal arteriolar reactivity to angiotensin II but not to norepinephrine. Microcirculation 3:191-198, 1996.

Porter, J.P. Contributor. Board Simulator Series, ed. E.F. Golijan. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, 1st Edition, 1996, 2nd Edition, 1997.

Porter, J.P., I.G. Joshua, D. Kabithe, and H.Bokil. Vasodilator effect of insulin on the microcirculation of the rat cremaster muscle. Life Science 61:673-684, 1997.

Porter, J.P.and H.S. Bokil. Effect of intracerebroventricular and intravenous insulin on fos-immunoreactivity in the rat brain. Neuroscience Letters 224:161-164, 1997.

Tang, H., D.F. Guo, J.P. Porter, Y. Wanaka, and T. Inagami. Role of cytoplasmic tail of the type 1A angiotensin II receptor in agonist- and phorbol ester-induced desensitization. Circ. Res. 82:523-531, 1998.

Porter, J.P. Chronic intracerebroventricular infusion of angiotensin II increases brain AT1 receptor expression in young rats. Dev. Brain Res. 112:293-295, 1999.

Bokil, H.S* and J.P. Porter. Brain angiotensin type 1 receptor expression and function in the Zucker obese rat. Neurosci. Lett. 28:139-142, 2000.

Zhao, H., I.G. Joshua, and J.P. Porter. Microvascular responses to endothelin in deoxycorticosterone acetate-salt hypertensive rats. Am. J. Hypertens. 13:819-826, 2000.

Porter, J.P. Contribution of central angiotensin II to acute stress-induced changes in baroreflex function in young rats. Am. J. Physiol., 279:R1386-R1391, 2000.

Porter, J.P., J.M. Anderson, R.J. Robison, and A.C. Phillips. Effect of central angiotensin II on body weight gain in young rats. Brain Res. 959:20-28, 2003.

Swenson*, S.J.. R. Speth, and J.P. Porter. Effect of a perinatal high-salt diet on blood pressure control mechanisms in young Sprauge-Dawley rats. Am. J. Physiol. 286:R764-R-770, 2004.

Porter, J.P. and K.R. Potratz. The effect of icv angiotensin II on body weight and food intake in adult rats. Am J. Physiol. 287:R422-R428, 2004.

Porter, J.P., A. Phillips, J. Rich, and D. Wright. Effect of chronic stress on the cardiac baroreflex in the post-weanling rat. Life Sciences 75:1595-1607, 2004.

Lephart, E.D., J.P. Porter, D.W. Hedges, T.D. Lund, K.D.R. Setchell. Phytoestrogens: Implications in Neurovascular Research. Current Neurovascular Research 1:455-464, 2004.

Lephart, E.D., J.P. Porter, T.D. Lund, L-H. Bu, K.D.R. Setchell, D. Ramoz, and W.R. Crowley. Dietary isoflavones alter regulatory behaviors, metabolic hormones and neuroendocrine function in Long-Evans rats. BioMedCentral Nutrition and Metabolism 10.1186/1743-7075-1-16, 2004.

Passmore, J.C., P.P. Rowell, I.G. Joshua, J.P. Porter, D.H. Patel, and J.C. Falcone. Alpha 1 adrenergic receptor control of renal blood vessels during aging. Can. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 83:335-342, 2005.

Porter, J.P., Summer H. King*, and April D. Honeycutt*. Prenatal high-salt diet in the Sprague Dawley rat programs blood pressure and heart rate hyperresponsiveness to stress in adult female offspring. Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. 293:R334-R342, 2007.

Woods, A.M, C.J. McIlmoil, E.N. Rankin, A.A. Packer, J.C. Stevens, J.A. Macievic, A.B. Brown, J.P. Porter, and A.M. Judd. Leukemia inhibitory factor protein and receptors are expressed in the bovine adrenal cortex and increase cortisol and decrease adrenal androgen release. Domest. Anim. Endocrinol. 35:217-230, 2008.

Porter, J.P. and S. H. King*. Prenatal high salt programs enhanced sympathoadrenal activation of the cardiovascular response to restraint. Auton. Neurosci. Basic Clin. 150:140-143, 2009.

* mentored graduate student
** mentored postdoctoral fellow
mentored undergraduate student

Abstracts

Porter, J.P., I.A. Reid, S.I. Said, and W.F. Ganong. Effect of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide on renin secretion in dogs. Fed. Proc. 39:946, 1980.

Porter, J.P., S.I. Said, and W.F. Ganong. Vasoactive intestinal peptide stimulates renin secretion in vitro. Fed. Proc. 41:1232, 1982.

Porter, J.P. and M.J. Brody. Monosynaptic projections from paraventricular nucleus to spinal cord may have vasomotor function. Fed. Proc. 42:584, 1983.

Porter, J.P. and M.J. Brody. Neural projections from paraventricular nucleus responsible for cardiovascular function pass through ventrolateral medulla. Neurosci. Abstr. 9:182, 1983.

Porter, J.P., A. Bonham, M.L. Mangiapane, R.L. Webb, and M.J. Brody. Cardiovascular effects of indoramin in the conscious rat. Circulation 68:III-321, 1983.

Porter, J.P., M. Jacobs, and M.J. Brody. Selective destruction of magnocellular neurons using retrograde transport of ricin. Fed. Proc. 43:310, 1984.

Porter, J.P. and M.J. Brody. Do vasopressin-containing neurons in the spinal cord influence vasomotor outflow? The Physiologist 27:224, 1984.

Brody, M.J., T.P. O’Neill, J.P. Porter, A.C. Bonham, and P. Neddleman. Baroreflex dependent hemodynamic effects of synthetic atriopeptins. Hypertension 6:783, 1984.

Porter, J.P. and M.J. Brody. A vasopressin antagonist has nonspecific neurodepressant actions in the spinal cord. Fed. Proc. 44:1347, 1985.

Porter, J.P. and M.J. Brody. Role of spinal vsopressinergic mechanisms in the cardiovascular effects produced by stimulation of the paraventricular nucleus. Neurosci. Abst. 11:36, 1985.

Porter, J.P. Low-level electrical stimulation of the paraventricular nucleus increases plasma renin activity in conscious rats. Neurosci. Abstr. 12:539, 1986.

Porter, J.P. Electrical stimulation of the paraventricular nucleus enhances the renin-response to suprarenal aortic occlusion. Fed. Proc. 46:844, 1987.

Porter, J.P. and M.A. Schroer. Does intrathecally administered vasopressin produce its peripheral cardiovascular effects by compromising spinal blood flow? Neurosci. Abstr. 13:1280, 1987.

Porter, J.P. Effect of acute stress on the renin-response to aortic occlusion in the conscious rat. FASEB J. 2:A1689, 1988.

Porter, J.P. Acute stress augments the renin-response to aortic occlusion in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Physiologist 31:A165, 1988.

C. Zhang, Porter, J.P., and J.T. Fleming. Selective arteriolar constriction to nerve stimulation in rat hydronephrotic kidneys. Kid. Internatl. 32:376, 1989.

Hines, T*. and J.P. Porter. Pressor response to intracerebroventricular angiotensin II is not blunted in pregnancy. FASEB J. 3:A1015, 1989.

Porter, J.P. The effect of air-stress on renin release in the young SHR. FASEB J. 3:A852, 1989.

Porter, J.P. Effect of surgical stress on renin release-mechanisms in the young SHR. Proc. IUPS 17:48, 1989.

Porter, J.P. Does tonic sympathetic outflow contribute to the sensitivity of pressure-dependent renin release in the young SHR? FASEB J. 4:A553, 1990.

Hines, T*. and J.P. Porter. Cardiovascular responses to peripheral and central pressor stimuli in the conscious pregnant rat. FASEB J. 4:A1193, 1990.

Porter, J.P. Spinal NMDA receptors contribute to cardiovascular responses evoked by hypothalamic stimulation. Neurosci. Abstr. 16:216, 1990.

Hines, T*. and J.P. Porter. The pressor response to posterior hypothalamic stimulation is enhanced in the pregnant rat. Clin. & Exp. Hyperten. B10:154, 1991.

Porter, J.P. SHR exhibit a diminished b1 adrenoceptor-induced enhancement of pressure-dependent renin release. FASEB J. 5:A663, 1991.

Toney, G.M*. and Porter, J.P. Plasma renin activity is stimulated by angiotensin II microinjections into the median preoptic nucleus following vasopressin (V1) receptor blockade. FASEB J. 5:A667, 1991.

Porter, J.P. Effect of hypothalamic injections of insulin on blood pressure and renal nerve activity in urethane-anesthetized rats. Physiologist 34:230, 1991.

Toney, G.M*. and Porter, J.P. AT1 receptor blockade by central DUP753 completely prevents the sympathetic but not the vasopressin component of the central angiotensin II response. Physiologist 34:230, 1991.

Magnun, J*. and J.P. Porter. The effect of direct neural stimulation on renin secretion in young SHR. Physiologist 34:238, 1991.

Fleming, J.T., J. Chen, S.R. Inman*, and J.P. Porter. Vascular responsiveness of hydronephrotic and normal kidneys to norepinephrine and angiotensin II. Proc. 5th World Congress for Microcirc., 1991.

Chen, J*., J.P. Porter, and J.T. Fleming. Hydronephrotic kidney vascular responses to increases in renal nerve activity. Proc. 5th World Congress for Microcirc., 1991.

Toney, G.M*. and Porter, J.P. Attenuation of the vasopressin-dependent central angiotensin pressor response by AT1 receptor blockade is enhanced by AT2 receptor blockade. FASEB J. 6:A1012, 1992.

Porter, J.P. and C. Young*. Effect of hypothalamic injections of insulin on renal nerve activity in conscious rats. FASEB J. 6:A1165, 1992.

Porter, J.P. Evidence for a central cardiovascular effect of peripheral insulin. FASEB J. 7:A554, 1993.

Porter, J.P. Effect of icv insulin on fos expression in the hypothalamus and medulla. FASEB J. 9:A377, 1995.

Guo. D.F., H. Tang, J.P. Porter, and T. Inagami. Interferon-g upregulates rat angiotensin II type 1A receptor in cultured vascular smooth muscle cells. FASEB J. 10:A344, 1996.

Tang, H., D.F. Guo, J.P. Porter, and T. Inagami. Truncaton of the receptor carboxyl terminus impairs agonist-induced desensitization of the type-1A angiotensin II receptor. Hypertension 28:530, 1996.

Guo. D.F., H. Tang, J.P. Porter, and T. Inagami. A novel gene associated with angiotensin II type I receptor may mediate the receptor desensitization. Hypertension 28:534, 1996.

Bokil, H.S.* and J.P. Porter. Effect of streptozotocin-induced diabetes on brain renin angiotensin system. FASEB J. 11:A250, 1997.

Zhao, H.*, I.G. Joshua, and J.P. Porter. Enhanced endothelin-B receptor-mediated vasoconstriction during deoxycorticosterone acetate-salt hypertension. FASEB J. 12:A97, 1998.

Bokil, H.S.* and J.P. Porter. Effect of streptozotocin-induced diabetes on JAK2 in the kidney cortex. FASEB J. 12:A259, 1998.

Porter, J.P. Long-term icv angiotensin II increases brain AT1 receptor protein expression in young rats. FASEB J. 12:A53, 1998.

Porter, J.P. Postnatal stress can affect development of cardiovascular control mechanisms via a central AT1 receptor mechanism. Neurosci. Abstr. 25:1950, 1999.

Porter, J.P. and J.M. Anderson. Chronic icv infusion of ANG II decreases food intake and weight gain in young rats. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. Vo. 26, 2000.

Porter, J.P., J. Rich, and D. Wright. Maturation of baroreflex in young rats: effect of stress. FASEB J. 15:A1147, 2001.

A.M. Woods, C.J. McLlmoil, E. Nunez, A. Harman, J.A. Chudleigh, J.A. Macievic, A.B. Brown, J.P. Porter, and A.M. Judd. Leukemia inhibitory factor and interleukin-4 increase cortisol release and decrease androgen release from bovine adrenal cells. 83rd Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, p.363, 2001.

B.J. Williams, J.A. Macievic, A.M. Woods, J.P. Porter, and A.M. Judd. Interleukin-6 increases cortisol release from bovine adrenal cells through the JAK2/STAT pathway. 83rd Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, p.488, 2001.

T.D. Lund, J.P. Porter, and E.D. Lephart. Body weight and metabolic regulatory factors are influenced by dietary soy phytoestrogens. 83rd Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, p.514, 2001.

T.D. 48. E.D. Lephart, J.P. Porter, and T.D. Lund. Cardiovascular and metabolic effects of dietary soy phytoestrogens. 4th International Soy Symposium, 2001, in press.

Swenson, S.J.* and J.P. Porter. Perinatal high-salt diet causes hypertension and desensitizes baroreflex in young Sprague Dawley rats. Soc. Neurosci. Abst. Vol. 27, Program No. 170.1, 2001.

J.P. Porter, J.N. Munyan, and A.R. Brown. The effect of maternal separation on baroreflex function is sexually dimorphic. Program 772.3, Soc. for Neurosci. 2002, CD ROM.

J.P. Porter and K. Potratz. Effect of icv ANG II on food intake and energy expenditure in adult rats. FASEB J. 17:A742, 2003.

J.P. Porter, D. Behrmann, and A. Curtis. Maternal separation reduces AT1 receptor mRNA expression in PVN of female, but not male, Sprague Dawley rats. Program 397.1, Soc. for Neurosci. 2003, CD ROM.

Honeycutt, A.D.* and J.P. Porter. Determining a critical period for hypertension programming in the juvenile Sprague-Dawley rat due to perinatal high salt exposure. FASEB Late Breaking Abstracts, A102, 2004.

J.P. Porter, E.B. Taylor, and W.W. Winder. Exercise training decreases expression of AT1 receptor in PVN of adult rats. 2005 Experimental Biology and XXXV International Congress pf Physiological Sciences meeting abstracts [on CD-ROM]. The FASEB Journal, 19, Abstract #357.20

J.P. Porter and S. King*. Effect of maternal high-salt diet during pregnancy on blood pressure and heart rate of adult offspring: A radiotelemetry study. Program 471.3, Experimental Biology 2006, CD ROM.

J.P. Porter, Summer H. King*, Sean F. Edmunds, Matthew C. Gertsch, and Joshua P. Thatcher. Maternal high-salt diet during pregnancy programs exaggerated stress-induced pressor response in adult female offspring. Program 454.16, Soc. For Neurosci. 2006, CD ROM.

J.P. Porter, Summer H. King*, Stephen J Adolphson, and Terrence W. Andrews. Microarray analysis of gene expression in brains of adult female offspring of rats fed high salt during pregnancy. FASEB J 21:A1410, 2007

K. Fabick, C. Blake, J.P. Porter, K.D.R. Setchell, and E.D. Lephart. Positive benefits of consuming soy-derived isoflavones on body weight gain and cardiovascular health examined in an ovariectomized rat model. FASEB J 21:A694, 2007

J.P. Porter, S. King*, M. Petrini, and M. Rau. The contribution of the sympathetic nervous system to the stress-induced pressor and tachycardic hyperresponsiveness programmed by prenatal high salt. Program 738.22, Experimental Biology, 2008, CD ROM.

J.P. Porter, C. Johnson, K. Rogers. Expression of soluble epoxide hydrolase (SEH) in brains of female offspring of rats fed high salt during pregnancy. Experimental Biology, 2010.

* mentored graduate student
** mentored postdoctoral fellow
mentored undergraduate student