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Water Balance Disorders

Vasopressin and its Receptors

Aquaporins

Systems Biology

Protein Mass Spectrometry

Phosphoproteomics

Next Generation Sequencing

Isolated Perfused Tubule

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Bioinformatic/ Computational Tools

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The Epithelial Systems Biology Laboratory, headed by Mark Knepper, uses systems biology-based approaches to study how the kidney regulates water excretion. This involves use of large-scale data acquisition techniques, such as protein mass spectrometry and ‘next-generation’ DNA sequencing technologies to discover molecular mechanisms involved in renal water transport. Much of the focus is on regulation of molecular water channels called aquaporins by the hormone vasopressin in renal collecting duct epithelial cells. The Epithelial Systems Biology Laboratory is a small close-knit group of scientists devoted to development and exploitation of cutting-edge experimental and computational tools for these studies.

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