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Department of Medicine - Section of Nephrology
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Yanlin Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Section of Nephrology


M.D. Weifang Medical College, China, 1989

M.S. Fudan University, China, 1993

Ph.D. The University of Texas Medical Branch, 1999

Postgraduate Training

Postdoctoral Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School 2000-2002

Resident in Medicine, Tufts University Affiliated Hospital, 2002-2005

Fellow in Nephrology, Baylor College of Medicine, 2005-2008

Research Interests

Dr. Wang’s research interests include cellular and molecular mechanisms of cardiac remodeling associated with chronic kidney disease and the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease in hypertension and diabetes. Specifically, he is investigating in the role of bone marrow-derived fibroblast precursor cells and inflammation in the pathogenesis of cardiac and renal fibrosis.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Wang’s clinical interests include hypertension, diabetic nephropathy, and glomerulonephritis.

Selected Publications

  • Bukoski RD, Bian K, Wang Y, Mupanomunda M. Perivascular sensory nerve Ca2+ receptor and Ca2+-induced relaxation of isolated arteries. Hypertension 1997; 30: 1431-1439
  • Wang Y, Bukoski RD. Distribution of the perivascular calcium receptor in rat arteries. Br J Pharm. 1998; 125: 1397-1404
  • Bukoski RD, Batkai S, Jarai Z, Wang Y, Offertaler L, Jackson WF, Kunos G. CB1 receptor antagonist SR141716A inhibits Ca(2+)-induced relaxation in CB(1) receptor-deficient mice. Hypertension 2002; 39:251-257
  • De Keulenaer GW, Wang Y, Feng Y, Muangman S, Yamamoto K, Thompson JF, Turi TG, Landschutz K, Lee RT. Identification of IEX-1 as a biomechanically controlled nuclear factor-kB target gene that inhibits cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. Circ Res. 2002; 90: 690-696
  • Wang Y, De Keulenaer GW, Weinberg EO, Muangman S, Thompson JF, Turi TG, Landschutz K, Lee RT. Direct biomechanical induction of Down Syndrome Critical Region gene expression in cardiac myocytes. Am J Physiol/Heart Circ Physiol. 2002; 283: H533-H539
  • Wang Y, De Keulenaer GW, Lee RT. Vitamin D3-upregulated protein-1 is a stress responsive gene that regulates cardiomyocyte viability through interaction with thioredoxin. J Biol Chem 2002; 277: 26496-26500
  • Wang Y, Awumey E, Chatterjee P, Bian K, Rogers K, Dunne C, Bukoski RD. Molecular cloning and characterization of a rat sensory nerve Ca2+ sensing receptor. Am J Physiol/Cell Physiol. 2003; 285: C64-C75

Contact Information

Section of Nephrology

One Baylor Plaza, MS: BCM 285, Room Alkek N520
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-798-2032

Fax: 713-798-5010

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