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Chemerin contributes to in vivo adipogenesis in a location-specific manner.

Ferland DJ, Garver H, Contreras GA, Fink GD, Watts SW.

PLoS One. 2020 Feb 24;15(2):e0229251. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0229251. eCollection 2020.


A New Function for Perivascular Adipose Tissue (PVAT): Assistance of Arterial Stress Relaxation.

Watts SW, Flood ED, Garver H, Fink GD, Roccabianca S.

Sci Rep. 2020 Feb 4;10(1):1807. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-58368-x.


Loss-of-Function Mutations in Human Regulator of G Protein Signaling RGS2 Differentially Regulate Pharmacological Reactivity of Resistance Vasculature.

Phan HTN, Jackson WF, Shaw VS, Watts SW, Neubig RR.

Mol Pharmacol. 2019 Dec;96(6):826-834. doi: 10.1124/mol.119.116822. Epub 2019 Oct 23.


Different blood pressure responses in hypertensive rats following chemerin mRNA inhibition in dietary high fat compared to dietary high-salt conditions.

Ferland DJ, Flood ED, Garver H, Yeh ST, Riney S, Mullick AE, Fink GD, Watts SW.

Physiol Genomics. 2019 Nov 1;51(11):553-561. doi: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00050.2019. Epub 2019 Oct 7.


5-HT does not lower blood pressure in the 5-HT7 knockout rat.

Seitz BM, Demireva EY, Xie H, Fink GD, Krieger-Burke T, Burke WM, Watts SW.

Physiol Genomics. 2019 Jul 1;51(7):302-310. doi: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00031.2019. Epub 2019 May 24.


Creation of the 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 7 knockout rat as a tool for cardiovascular research.

Demireva EY, Xie H, Flood ED, Thompson JM, Seitz BM, Watts SW.

Physiol Genomics. 2019 Jul 1;51(7):290-301. doi: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00030.2019. Epub 2019 May 24.


Exploring the Impact of Formal Internships on Biomedical Graduate and Postgraduate Careers: An Interview Study.

Chatterjee D, Ford JK, Rojewski J, Watts SW.

CBE Life Sci Educ. 2019 Jun;18(2):ar20. doi: 10.1187/cbe.18-09-0199.


Faculty perceptions and knowledge of career development of trainees in biomedical science: What do we (think we) know?

Watts SW, Chatterjee D, Rojewski JW, Shoshkes Reiss C, Baas T, Gould KL, Brown AM, Chalkley R, Brandt P, Wefes I, Hyman L, Ford JK.

PLoS One. 2019 Jan 30;14(1):e0210189. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210189. eCollection 2019.


Perivascular Adipocytes Store Norepinephrine by Vesicular Transport.

Ahmad MF, Ferland D, Ayala-Lopez N, Contreras GA, Darios E, Thompson J, Ismail A, Thelen K, Moeser AJ, Burnett R, Anantharam A, Watts SW.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2019 Feb;39(2):188-199. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.118.311720.


Fenfluramine-induced PVAT-dependent contraction depends on norepinephrine and not serotonin.

Kumar RK, Darios ES, Burnett R, Thompson JM, Watts SW.

Pharmacol Res. 2019 Feb;140:43-49. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2018.08.024. Epub 2018 Sep 3.


Editorial: Perivascular Adipose Tissue (PVAT) in Health and Disease.

Watts SW, Gollasch M.

Front Physiol. 2018 Jul 30;9:1004. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01004. eCollection 2018. No abstract available.


Adipogenic potential of perivascular adipose tissue preadipocytes is improved by coculture with primary adipocytes.

Thelen K, Watts SW, Contreras GA.

Cytotechnology. 2018 Oct;70(5):1435-1445. doi: 10.1007/s10616-018-0238-0. Epub 2018 Jul 27.


The chemerin knockout rat reveals chemerin dependence in female, but not male, experimental hypertension.

Watts SW, Darios ES, Mullick AE, Garver H, Saunders TL, Hughes ED, Filipiak WE, Zeidler MG, McMullen N, Sinal CJ, Kumar RK, Ferland DJ, Fink GD.

FASEB J. 2018 Jun 15:fj201800479. doi: 10.1096/fj.201800479. [Epub ahead of print]


Hypertension Induced Morphological and Physiological Changes in Cells of the Arterial Wall.

Martinez-Quinones P, McCarthy CG, Watts SW, Klee NS, Komic A, Calmasini FB, Priviero F, Warner A, Chenghao Y, Wenceslau CF.

Am J Hypertens. 2018 Sep 11;31(10):1067-1078. doi: 10.1093/ajh/hpy083. Review.


Contribution of left ventricular residual stress by myocytes and collagen: existence of inter-constituent mechanical interaction.

Grobbel MR, Shavik SM, Darios E, Watts SW, Lee LC, Roccabianca S.

Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2018 Aug;17(4):985-999. doi: 10.1007/s10237-018-1007-x. Epub 2018 Feb 24.


Whole-Body but Not Hepatic Knockdown of Chemerin by Antisense Oligonucleotide Decreases Blood Pressure in Rats.

Ferland DJ, Seitz B, Darios ES, Thompson JM, Yeh ST, Mullick AE, Watts SW.

J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2018 May;365(2):212-218. doi: 10.1124/jpet.117.245456. Epub 2018 Feb 21.


Renal perivascular adipose tissue: Form and function.

Restini CBA, Ismail A, Kumar RK, Burnett R, Garver H, Fink GD, Watts SW.

Vascul Pharmacol. 2018 Jul;106:37-45. doi: 10.1016/j.vph.2018.02.004. Epub 2018 Feb 15.


5-HT causes splanchnic venodilation.

Seitz BM, Orer HS, Krieger-Burke T, Darios ES, Thompson JM, Fink GD, Watts SW.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2017 Sep 1;313(3):H676-H686. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00165.2017. Epub 2017 Jun 16.


Perivascular Adipose Tissue's Impact on Norepinephrine-Induced Contraction of Mesenteric Resistance Arteries.

Ayala-Lopez N, Thompson JM, Watts SW.

Front Physiol. 2017 Feb 8;8:37. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00037. eCollection 2017.


Regulator of G Protein Signaling 6 Protects the Heart from Ischemic Injury.

Rorabaugh BR, Chakravarti B, Mabe NW, Seeley SL, Bui AD, Yang J, Watts SW, Neubig RR, Fisher RA.

J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2017 Mar;360(3):409-416. doi: 10.1124/jpet.116.238345. Epub 2016 Dec 29.


3T3-L1 cells and perivascular adipocytes are not equivalent in amine transporter expression.

Ismail A, Ayala-Lopez N, Ahmad M, Watts SW.

FEBS Lett. 2017 Jan;591(1):137-144. doi: 10.1002/1873-3468.12513. Epub 2016 Dec 21.


Chemerin-induced arterial contraction is Gi- and calcium-dependent.

Ferland DJ, Darios ES, Neubig RR, Sjögren B, Truong N, Torres R, Dexheimer TS, Thompson JM, Watts SW.

Vascul Pharmacol. 2017 Jan;88:30-41. doi: 10.1016/j.vph.2016.11.009. Epub 2016 Nov 24.


New actions of an old friend: perivascular adipose tissue's adrenergic mechanisms.

Ayala-Lopez N, Watts SW.

Br J Pharmacol. 2017 Oct;174(20):3454-3465. doi: 10.1111/bph.13663. Epub 2016 Dec 4. Review.


Oh, the places you'll go! My many colored serotonin (apologies to Dr. Seuss).

Watts SW.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Nov 1;311(5):H1225-H1233. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00538.2016. Epub 2016 Sep 23. Review.


The adipokine chemerin amplifies electrical field-stimulated contraction in the isolated rat superior mesenteric artery.

Darios ES, Winner BM, Charvat T, Krasinksi A, Punna S, Watts SW.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Aug 1;311(2):H498-507. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00998.2015. Epub 2016 Jul 1.


Serial Measurements of Splanchnic Vein Diameters in Rats Using High-Frequency Ultrasound.

Seitz BM, Krieger-Burke T, Fink GD, Watts SW.

Front Pharmacol. 2016 May 3;7:116. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2016.00116. eCollection 2016.


Pharmacological research and precision cancer medicine: A call for manuscripts.

Cho K, Clementi E, Levi-Schaffer F, Smalley KS, Radice S, Watts SW.

Pharmacol Res. 2015 Dec;102:308-9. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2015.10.016. Epub 2015 Nov 2. No abstract available.


Introducing a checklist for manuscript submission to Pharmacological Research.

Cho K, Clementi E, Levi-Schaffer F, Smalley KS, Radice S, Watts SW.

Pharmacol Res. 2015 Dec;102:319-21. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2015.10.017. Epub 2015 Oct 30. No abstract available.


Organic cation transporter 3 contributes to norepinephrine uptake into perivascular adipose tissue.

Ayala-Lopez N, Jackson WF, Burnett R, Wilson JN, Thompson JM, Watts SW.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Dec 1;309(11):H1904-14. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00308.2015. Epub 2015 Oct 2.


An immunohistochemical analysis of SERT in the blood-brain barrier of the male rat brain.

Young LW, Darios ES, Watts SW.

Histochem Cell Biol. 2015 Oct;144(4):321-9. doi: 10.1007/s00418-015-1343-1. Epub 2015 Jul 31.


Chemerin: A comprehensive review elucidating the need for cardiovascular research.

Ferland DJ, Watts SW.

Pharmacol Res. 2015 Sep;99:351-61. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2015.07.018. Epub 2015 Jul 23. Review.


Trash Talk by Fat: Chemerin as a Reactive Oxygen Species Provocateur in the Vasculature.

Watts SW.

Hypertension. 2015 Sep;66(3):466-8. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.115.05738. Epub 2015 Jul 6. No abstract available.


5-Hydroxytryptamine does not reduce sympathetic nerve activity or neuroeffector function in the splanchnic circulation.

Darios ES, Barman SM, Orer HS, Morrison SF, Davis RP, Seitz BM, Burnett R, Watts SW.

Eur J Pharmacol. 2015 May 5;754:140-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2015.02.032. Epub 2015 Feb 28.


5-HT is a potent relaxant in rat superior mesenteric veins.

Watts SW, Darios ES, Seitz BM, Thompson JM.

Pharmacol Res Perspect. 2015 Feb;3(1):e00103. doi: 10.1002/prp2.103. Epub 2015 Jan 5.


Measurement of smooth muscle function in the isolated tissue bath-applications to pharmacology research.

Jespersen B, Tykocki NR, Watts SW, Cobbett PJ.

J Vis Exp. 2015 Jan 19;(95):52324. doi: 10.3791/52324.


Transglutaminase activity is decreased in large arteries from hypertensive rats compared with normotensive controls.

Petersen-Jones HG, Johnson KB, Hitomi K, Tykocki NR, Thompson JM, Watts SW.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Mar 15;308(6):H592-602. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00402.2014. Epub 2015 Jan 16.


Tissue transglutaminase promotes serotonin-induced AKT signaling and mitogenesis in pulmonary vascular smooth muscle cells.

Penumatsa K, Abualkhair S, Wei L, Warburton R, Preston I, Hill NS, Watts SW, Fanburg BL, Toksoz D.

Cell Signal. 2014 Dec;26(12):2818-25. doi: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2014.09.002. Epub 2014 Sep 15.


Elimination of vitamin D receptor in vascular endothelial cells alters vascular function.

Ni W, Watts SW, Ng M, Chen S, Glenn DJ, Gardner DG.

Hypertension. 2014 Dec;64(6):1290-8. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.114.03971. Epub 2014 Sep 8.


Serotonin and sensory nerves: meeting in the cardiovascular system.

Watts SW.

Vascul Pharmacol. 2014 Oct;63(1):1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.vph.2014.08.003. Epub 2014 Aug 30. Review.


The persistence of active smooth muscle in the female rat cervix through pregnancy.

Ferland DJ, Darios ES, Watts SW.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Feb;212(2):244.e1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.08.001. Epub 2014 Aug 6.


Perivascular adipose tissue contains functional catecholamines.

Ayala-Lopez N, Martini M, Jackson WF, Darios E, Burnett R, Seitz B, Fink GD, Watts SW.

Pharmacol Res Perspect. 2014 Jun 1;2(3):e00041.


Divergent signaling mechanisms for venous versus arterial contraction as revealed by endothelin-1.

Tykocki NR, Wu B, Jackson WF, Watts SW.

J Vasc Surg. 2015 Sep;62(3):721-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.03.010. Epub 2014 Apr 14.


Chemerin connects fat to arterial contraction.

Watts SW, Dorrance AM, Penfold ME, Rourke JL, Sinal CJ, Seitz B, Sullivan TJ, Charvat TT, Thompson JM, Burnett R, Fink GD.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2013 Jun;33(6):1320-8. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.113.301476. Epub 2013 Apr 4.


Long-term inhibition of xanthine oxidase by febuxostat does not decrease blood pressure in deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-salt hypertensive rats.

Szasz T, Davis RP, Garver HS, Burnett RJ, Fink GD, Watts SW.

PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56046. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056046. Epub 2013 Feb 5.


One-month serotonin infusion results in a prolonged fall in blood pressure in the deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA) salt hypertensive rat.

Davis RP, Szasz T, Garver H, Burnett R, Tykocki NR, Watts SW.

ACS Chem Neurosci. 2013 Jan 16;4(1):141-8. doi: 10.1021/cn300114a. Epub 2012 Sep 16.


Ryanodine receptors are uncoupled from contraction in rat vena cava.

Tykocki NR, Thompson JM, Jackson WF, Watts SW.

Cell Calcium. 2013 Feb;53(2):112-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ceca.2012.10.006. Epub 2012 Nov 22.


Reverse-mode Na+/Ca2+ exchange is an important mediator of venous contraction.

Tykocki NR, Jackson WF, Watts SW.

Pharmacol Res. 2012 Dec;66(6):544-54. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2012.08.004. Epub 2012 Sep 10.


5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) reduces total peripheral resistance during chronic infusion: direct arterial mesenteric relaxation is not involved.

Davis RP, Pattison J, Thompson JM, Tiniakov R, Scrogin KE, Watts SW.

BMC Pharmacol. 2012 May 6;12:4. doi: 10.1186/1471-2210-12-4.

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