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  1. Seitz BM, Demireva EY, Xie H, Fink GD, Krieger-Burke T, Burke WM, Watts SW. 5-HT does not lower blood pressure in the 5-HT7 knockout rat. Physiol Genomics. 2019 Jul 1;51(7):302-310. doi: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00031.2019. Epub 2019 May 24. PubMed PMID: 31125292; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6689729.
  2. Demireva EY, Xie H, Flood ED, Thompson JM, Seitz BM, Watts SW. Creation of the 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 7 knockout rat as a tool for cardiovascular research. Physiol Genomics. 2019 Jul 1;51(7):290-301. doi: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00030.2019. Epub 2019 May 24. PubMed PMID: 31125290; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6689730.
  3. Chatterjee D, Ford JK, Rojewski J, Watts SW. Exploring the Impact of Formal Internships on Biomedical Graduate and Postgraduate Careers: An Interview Study. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2019 Jun;18(2):ar20. doi: 10.1187/cbe.18-09-0199. PubMed PMID: 31074697.
  4. Kumar RK, Darios ES, Burnett R, Thompson JM, Watts SW. Fenfluramine-induced PVAT-dependent contraction depends on norepinephrine and not serotonin. Pharmacol Res. 2019 Feb;140:43-49. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2018.08.024. Epub 2018 Sep 3. PubMed PMID: 30189295; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6361707.
  5. 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. Perivascular Adipocytes Store Norepinephrine by Vesicular Transport. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2019 Feb;39(2):188-199. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.118.311720. PubMed PMID: 30567483; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6344267.
  6. 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. Faculty perceptions and knowledge of career development of trainees in biomedical science: What do we (think we) know?. PLoS One. 2019;14(1):e0210189. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210189. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 30699144; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6353103.
  7. Thelen K, Watts SW, Contreras GA. Adipogenic potential of perivascular adipose tissue preadipocytes is improved by coculture with primary adipocytes. Cytotechnology. 2018 Oct;70(5):1435-1445. doi: 10.1007/s10616-018-0238-0. Epub 2018 Jul 27. PubMed PMID: 30051281; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6214855.
  8. Martinez-Quinones P, McCarthy CG, Watts SW, Klee NS, Komic A, Calmasini FB, Priviero F, Warner A, Chenghao Y, Wenceslau CF. Hypertension Induced Morphological and Physiological Changes in Cells of the Arterial Wall. Am J Hypertens. 2018 Sep 11;31(10):1067-1078. doi: 10.1093/ajh/hpy083. PubMed PMID: 29788246; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6132119.
  9. Grobbel MR, Shavik SM, Darios E, Watts SW, Lee LC, Roccabianca S. Contribution of left ventricular residual stress by myocytes and collagen: existence of inter-constituent mechanical interaction. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2018 Aug;17(4):985-999. doi: 10.1007/s10237-018-1007-x. Epub 2018 Feb 24. PubMed PMID: 29478195; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6050161.
  10. Watts SW, Gollasch M. Editorial: Perivascular Adipose Tissue (PVAT) in Health and Disease. Front Physiol. 2018;9:1004. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01004. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30104983; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6078060.
  11. Restini CBA, Ismail A, Kumar RK, Burnett R, Garver H, Fink GD, Watts SW. Renal perivascular adipose tissue: Form and function. Vascul Pharmacol. 2018 Jul;106:37-45. doi: 10.1016/j.vph.2018.02.004. Epub 2018 Feb 15. PubMed PMID: 29454047; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5990437.
  12. 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. The chemerin knockout rat reveals chemerin dependence in female, but not male, experimental hypertension. FASEB J. 2018 Jun 15;:fj201800479. doi: 10.1096/fj.201800479. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29906243; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6219827.
  13. Ayala-Lopez N, Watts SW. New actions of an old friend: perivascular adipose tissue's adrenergic mechanisms. Br J Pharmacol. 2017 Oct;174(20):3454-3465. doi: 10.1111/bph.13663. Epub 2016 Dec 4. Review. PubMed PMID: 27813085; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5610157.
  14. Seitz BM, Orer HS, Krieger-Burke T, Darios ES, Thompson JM, Fink GD, Watts SW. 5-HT causes splanchnic venodilation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2017 Sep 1;313(3):H676-H686. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00165.2017. Epub 2017 Jun 16. PubMed PMID: 28626072; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5625177.
  15. Thelen K, Ayala-Lopez N, Watts SW, Contreras GA. Expansion and Adipogenesis Induction of Adipocyte Progenitors from Perivascular Adipose Tissue Isolated by Magnetic Activated Cell Sorting. J Vis Exp. 2017 Jun 30;(124). doi: 10.3791/55818. PubMed PMID: 28715395; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5608531.
  16. Rorabaugh BR, Chakravarti B, Mabe NW, Seeley SL, Bui AD, Yang J, Watts SW, Neubig RR, Fisher RA. Regulator of G Protein Signaling 6 Protects the Heart from Ischemic Injury. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2017 Mar;360(3):409-416. doi: 10.1124/jpet.116.238345. Epub 2016 Dec 29. PubMed PMID: 28035008; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5325075.
  17. Ayala-Lopez N, Thompson JM, Watts SW. Perivascular Adipose Tissue's Impact on Norepinephrine-Induced Contraction of Mesenteric Resistance Arteries. Front Physiol. 2017;8:37. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00037. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28228728; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5296360.
  18. Ferland DJ, Darios ES, Neubig RR, Sjögren B, Truong N, Torres R, Dexheimer TS, Thompson JM, Watts SW. Chemerin-induced arterial contraction is Gi- and calcium-dependent. Vascul Pharmacol. 2017 Jan;88:30-41. doi: 10.1016/j.vph.2016.11.009. Epub 2016 Nov 24. PubMed PMID: 27890480; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5235970.
  19. Ismail A, Ayala-Lopez N, Ahmad M, Watts SW. 3T3-L1 cells and perivascular adipocytes are not equivalent in amine transporter expression. FEBS Lett. 2017 Jan;591(1):137-144. doi: 10.1002/1873-3468.12513. Epub 2016 Dec 21. PubMed PMID: 27926779; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5235965.
  20. Watts SW. Oh, the places you'll go! My many colored serotonin (apologies to Dr. Seuss). Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Nov 1;311(5):H1225-H1233. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00538.2016. Epub 2016 Sep 23. Review. PubMed PMID: 27663771; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5130493.
  21. Contreras GA, Thelen K, Ayala-Lopez N, Watts SW. The distribution and adipogenic potential of perivascular adipose tissue adipocyte progenitors is dependent on sexual dimorphism and vessel location. Physiol Rep. 2016 Oct;4(19). doi: 10.14814/phy2.12993. PubMed PMID: 27738018; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5064145.
  22. Darios ES, Winner BM, Charvat T, Krasinksi A, Punna S, Watts SW. The adipokine chemerin amplifies electrical field-stimulated contraction in the isolated rat superior mesenteric artery. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Aug 1;311(2):H498-507. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00998.2015. Epub 2016 Jul 1. PubMed PMID: 27371688; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5008655.
  23. Seitz BM, Krieger-Burke T, Fink GD, Watts SW. Serial Measurements of Splanchnic Vein Diameters in Rats Using High-Frequency Ultrasound. Front Pharmacol. 2016;7:116. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2016.00116. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27199758; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4853411.
  24. Ayala-Lopez N, Jackson WF, Burnett R, Wilson JN, Thompson JM, Watts SW. Organic cation transporter 3 contributes to norepinephrine uptake into perivascular adipose tissue. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Dec 1;309(11):H1904-14. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00308.2015. Epub 2015 Oct 2. PubMed PMID: 26432838; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4698381.
  25. Cho K, Clementi E, Levi-Schaffer F, Smalley KS, Radice S, Watts SW. Pharmacological research and precision cancer medicine: A call for manuscripts. Pharmacol Res. 2015 Dec;102:308-9. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2015.10.016. Epub 2015 Nov 2. PubMed PMID: 26542638.
  26. Cho K, Clementi E, Levi-Schaffer F, Smalley KS, Radice S, Watts SW. Introducing a checklist for manuscript submission to Pharmacological Research. Pharmacol Res. 2015 Dec;102:319-21. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2015.10.017. Epub 2015 Oct 30. PubMed PMID: 26523875.
  27. Young LW, Darios ES, Watts SW. An immunohistochemical analysis of SERT in the blood-brain barrier of the male rat brain. Histochem Cell Biol. 2015 Oct;144(4):321-9. doi: 10.1007/s00418-015-1343-1. Epub 2015 Jul 31. PubMed PMID: 26223876; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4575874.
  28. Ferland DJ, Watts SW. Chemerin: A comprehensive review elucidating the need for cardiovascular research. Pharmacol Res. 2015 Sep;99:351-61. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2015.07.018. Epub 2015 Jul 23. Review. PubMed PMID: 26211950; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4859430.
  29. Watts SW. Trash Talk by Fat: Chemerin as a Reactive Oxygen Species Provocateur in the Vasculature. Hypertension. 2015 Sep;66(3):466-8. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.115.05738. Epub 2015 Jul 6. PubMed PMID: 26150433; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4537322.
  30. Tykocki NR, Wu B, Jackson WF, Watts SW. Divergent signaling mechanisms for venous versus arterial contraction as revealed by endothelin-1. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Sep;62(3):721-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.03.010. Epub 2014 Apr 14. PubMed PMID: 24726828; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4193972.
  31. Darios ES, Barman SM, Orer HS, Morrison SF, Davis RP, Seitz BM, Burnett R, Watts SW. 5-Hydroxytryptamine does not reduce sympathetic nerve activity or neuroeffector function in the splanchnic circulation. Eur J Pharmacol. 2015 May 5;754:140-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2015.02.032. Epub 2015 Feb 28. PubMed PMID: 25732865; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4385506.
  32. Petersen-Jones HG, Johnson KB, Hitomi K, Tykocki NR, Thompson JM, Watts SW. Transglutaminase activity is decreased in large arteries from hypertensive rats compared with normotensive controls. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Mar 15;308(6):H592-602. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00402.2014. Epub 2015 Jan 16. PubMed PMID: 25599570; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4360056.
  33. Watts SW, Darios ES, Seitz BM, Thompson JM. 5-HT is a potent relaxant in rat superior mesenteric veins. Pharmacol Res Perspect. 2015 Feb;3(1):e00103. doi: 10.1002/prp2.103. Epub 2015 Jan 5. PubMed PMID: 25692021; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4317234.
  34. Ferland DJ, Darios ES, Watts SW. The persistence of active smooth muscle in the female rat cervix through pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Feb;212(2):244.e1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.08.001. Epub 2014 Aug 6. PubMed PMID: 25108144.
  35. Jespersen B, Tykocki NR, Watts SW, Cobbett PJ. Measurement of smooth muscle function in the isolated tissue bath-applications to pharmacology research. J Vis Exp. 2015 Jan 19;(95):52324. doi: 10.3791/52324. PubMed PMID: 25650585; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4354551.
  36. Ni W, Watts SW, Ng M, Chen S, Glenn DJ, Gardner DG. Elimination of vitamin D receptor in vascular endothelial cells alters vascular function. Hypertension. 2014 Dec;64(6):1290-8. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.114.03971. Epub 2014 Sep 8. PubMed PMID: 25201890; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4430199.
  37. Penumatsa K, Abualkhair S, Wei L, Warburton R, Preston I, Hill NS, Watts SW, Fanburg BL, Toksoz D. Tissue transglutaminase promotes serotonin-induced AKT signaling and mitogenesis in pulmonary vascular smooth muscle cells. Cell Signal. 2014 Dec;26(12):2818-25. doi: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2014.09.002. Epub 2014 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 25218191; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4270091.
  38. Watts SW. Serotonin and sensory nerves: meeting in the cardiovascular system. Vascul Pharmacol. 2014 Oct;63(1):1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.vph.2014.08.003. Epub 2014 Aug 30. Review. PubMed PMID: 25181552; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4195801.
  39. Ayala-Lopez N, Martini M, Jackson WF, Darios E, Burnett R, Seitz B, Fink GD, Watts SW. Perivascular adipose tissue contains functional catecholamines. Pharmacol Res Perspect. 2014 Jun 1;2(3):e00041. doi: 10.1002/prp2.41. PubMed PMID: 24904751; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4041285.
  40. Watts SW, Dorrance AM, Penfold ME, Rourke JL, Sinal CJ, Seitz B, Sullivan TJ, Charvat TT, Thompson JM, Burnett R, Fink GD. Chemerin connects fat to arterial contraction. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2013 Jun;33(6):1320-8. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.113.301476. Epub 2013 Apr 4. PubMed PMID: 23559624; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3752465.
  41. Szasz T, Davis RP, Garver HS, Burnett RJ, Fink GD, Watts SW. Long-term inhibition of xanthine oxidase by febuxostat does not decrease blood pressure in deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-salt hypertensive rats. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56046. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056046. Epub 2013 Feb 5. PubMed PMID: 23393607; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3564945.
  42. Tykocki NR, Thompson JM, Jackson WF, Watts SW. Ryanodine receptors are uncoupled from contraction in rat vena cava. Cell Calcium. 2013 Feb;53(2):112-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ceca.2012.10.006. Epub 2012 Nov 22. PubMed PMID: 23177664; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4049347.
  43. Davis RP, Szasz T, Garver H, Burnett R, Tykocki NR, Watts SW. One-month serotonin infusion results in a prolonged fall in blood pressure in the deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA) salt hypertensive rat. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2013 Jan 16;4(1):141-8. doi: 10.1021/cn300114a. Epub 2012 Sep 16. PubMed PMID: 23336053; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3547487.
  44. Tykocki NR, Jackson WF, Watts SW. Reverse-mode Na+/Ca2+ exchange is an important mediator of venous contraction. Pharmacol Res. 2012 Dec;66(6):544-54. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2012.08.004. Epub 2012 Sep 10. PubMed PMID: 22974823; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3502721.
  45. Darios ES, Seitz B, Watts SW. Smooth muscle pharmacology in the isolated virgin and pregnant rat uterus and cervix. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2012 Jun;341(3):587-96. doi: 10.1124/jpet.111.191031. Epub 2012 Feb 24. PubMed PMID: 22366660.
  46. Davis RP, Pattison J, Thompson JM, Tiniakov R, Scrogin KE, Watts SW. 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) reduces total peripheral resistance during chronic infusion: direct arterial mesenteric relaxation is not involved. BMC Pharmacol. 2012 May 6;12:4. doi: 10.1186/1471-2210-12-4. PubMed PMID: 22559843; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3418156.
  47. Watts SW, Morrison SF, Davis RP, Barman SM. Serotonin and blood pressure regulation. Pharmacol Rev. 2012 Apr;64(2):359-88. doi: 10.1124/pr.111.004697. Epub 2012 Mar 8. Review. PubMed PMID: 22407614; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3310484.
  48. Johnson KB, Petersen-Jones H, Thompson JM, Hitomi K, Itoh M, Bakker EN, Johnson GV, Colak G, Watts SW. Vena cava and aortic smooth muscle cells express transglutaminases 1 and 4 in addition to transglutaminase 2. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012 Apr 1;302(7):H1355-66. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00918.2011. Epub 2012 Feb 3. PubMed PMID: 22307675; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3330795.
  49. Watts SW, Shaw S, Burnett R, Dorrance AM. Indoleamine 2,3-diooxygenase in periaortic fat: mechanisms of inhibition of contraction. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2011 Oct;301(4):H1236-47. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00384.2011. Epub 2011 Aug 12. PubMed PMID: 21841011; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3197349.
  50. Tan T, Watts SW, Davis RP. Drug Delivery: Enabling Technology for Drug Discovery and Development. iPRECIO Micro Infusion Pump: Programmable, Refillable, and Implantable. Front Pharmacol. 2011;2:44. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2011.00044. eCollection 2011. PubMed PMID: 21863140; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3149148.