Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, Basic Sciences Chair, Professor

Cardiovascular Function


Research Interests

  • Endothelium-dependent regulation of vascular tone
  • Endothelial cell signal transduction
  • Microvascular alterations and local blood flow control in hypertension
  • Reactive oxygen species and microvascular dysfunction
  • Local and neural mechanisms of microvascular control
  • Growth-dependent changes in microvascular control mechanisms

Educational Background

  • B.S. (Biology) – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI  1980
  • Ph.D. (Physiology) – University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 1986

Selected Publications

  • Tang J-M, Shi N, Dong K, Brown SA, Coleman AE, Boegehold MA, Chen S. Response gene to complement 32 maintains blood pressure homeostasis by regulating a-adrenergic receptor expression. Circulation Research 123: 1080-1090, 2018.
  • Kang LS, Masilamani SME, Boegehold MA. Juvenile growth reduces the influence of epithelial sodium channels on vascular tone in skeletal muscle arterioles. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol, 43: 1199-1207, 2016.
  • Boegehold MA, Drenjancevic I, Lombard JH. Salt, angiotensin II, superoxide, and endothelial function.
    Compr Physiol 6: 215-254, 2016.
  • Boegehold MA. The effect of high salt intake on endothelial function:
    reduced nitric oxide in the absence of hypertension. J Vasc Res 50: 458-467, 2013.
  • Kang LS, Nurkiewicz TR, Wu G, Boegehold MA. Changes in eNOS phosphorylation contribute to
    increased arteriolar nitric oxide release during juvenile growth. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 302: H560-H566, 2012.
  • Nayeem MA, Zeldin DC, Boegehold MA, Falck JR. Salt modulates vascular response through
    adenosine A2A receptor in eNOS-null mice: role of CYP450 epoxygenase and soluble epoxide hydrolase.
    Mol Cell Biochem 350: 101-111, 2011.

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