- Friday, February 13, 2015
- 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
- Science Building 010
David Kreulen, Ph.D. Professor of Physiology Michigan State University
In my lab we have demonstrated that arteries and veins are innervated by different sympathetic neurons in sympathetic ganglia. In the mesenteric circulation veins are a major blood reservoir and arteries regulate blood flow distribution. Constriction of veins mobilizes blood into the general circulation and constriction of arteries reduces flow; both of these has the potential to raise blood pressure. Our studies are directed at understanding how the selective innervation of arteries and veins impacts blood pressure elevation in salt-sensitive hypertension in rats.