Kathleen Curtis, PhD

Associate Professor of Physiology

  • 1109 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
1990 …2020

Research output per year

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Research Output

  • 1109 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 59 Article
  • 2 Editorial
  • 2 Review article
2020

Estrogen disruptors and neuroimmune signaling in obesity: focus on bisphenol A

Davis, R. L. & Curtis, K. S., Feb 2020, In : Current Opinion in Toxicology. 19, p. 15-20 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

2019

Breastfeeding and women's interest in specific food tastes

Solis, L. V., Bowes, A. L., Vazquez, D. & Curtis, K., 1 Sep 2019, In : Physiology and Behavior. 208, 112566.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2018

Aging affects isoproterenol-induced water drinking, astrocyte density, and central neuronal activation in female Brown Norway rats

Hardy, R. N., Simsek, Z. D., Curry, B., Core, S. L., Beltz, T., Xue, B., Johnson, A. K., Thunhorst, R. L. & Curtis, K., 1 Aug 2018, In : Physiology and Behavior. 192, p. 90-97 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Behavioral responses and fluid regulation in male rats after combined dietary sodium deficiency and water deprivation

Lucia, K. J. & Curtis, K. S., 1 Feb 2018, In : Physiology and Behavior. 184, p. 162-171 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Estrogen effects on oxytocinergic pathways that regulate food intake

Sloan, D. K., Spencer, D. S. & Curtis, K. S., Sep 2018, In : Hormones and Behavior. 105, p. 128-137 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations
3 Scopus citations

Temporal and Site-Specific Changes in Central Neuroimmune Factors During Rapid Weight Gain After Ovariectomy in Rats

Curtis, K., McCracken, K., Espinosa, E., Ong, J., Buck, D. J. & Davis, R., 1 Sep 2018, In : Neurochemical Research. 43, 9, p. 1802-1813 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations
2017

Early oxytocin inhibition of salt intake after furosemide treatment in rats?

Core, S. L. & Curtis, K. S., 1 May 2017, In : Physiology and Behavior. 173, p. 34-41 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Science after school: Way cool! A course-based approach to teaching science outreach

Curtis, K. S., 1 Jan 2017, In : Advances in Physiology Education. 41, 1, p. 10-15 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2016

Divergent effects of ERα and ERβ on fluid intake by female rats are not dependent on concomitant changes in AT1R expression or body weight

Santollo, J., Marshall, A., Curtis, K. S., Speth, R. C., Clark, S. D. & Daniels, D., Jul 2016, In : American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 311, 1, p. R14-R23

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations
11 Scopus citations
2015

Estradiol and osmolality: Behavioral responses and central pathways

Curtis, K. S., 1 Dec 2015, In : Physiology and Behavior. 152, p. 422-430 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Neuroanatomical association of hypothalamic HSD2-containing neurons with ERα, catecholamines, or oxytocin: Implications for feeding?

Askew, M. L., Muckelrath, H. D., Johnston, J. R. & Curtis, K. S., 15 Jun 2015, In : Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. 9, June, 091.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations
2014

Running longer, Running stronger: A brief review of endurance exercise and oestrogen

Stone, S. A., Bibens, M. E., Jones, A. B. & Curtis, K., 1 Jan 2014, In : Comparative Exercise Physiology. 10, 3, p. 147-157 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations
2013

Dendritic arbor of neurons in the hypothalamic ventromedial nucleus in female prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster)

Ferri, S. L., Rohrbach, C. J., Way, S. E., Curtis, K. S., Curtis, J. T. & Flanagan-Cato, L. M., 1 Jan 2013, In : Hormones and Behavior. 63, 1, p. 173-179 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2 Scopus citations
2012

Estradiol selectively reduces central neural activation induced by hypertonic NaCl infusion in ovariectomized rats

Jones, A. B., Bass, E. E., Fan, L. & Curtis, K. S., 10 Sep 2012, In : Physiology and Behavior. 107, 2, p. 192-200 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations
2011

Time course of behavioral, physiological, and morphological changes after estradiol treatment of ovariectomized rats

Graves, N. S., Hayes, H., Fan, L. & Curtis, K. S., 1 Jun 2011, In : Physiology and Behavior. 103, 3-4, p. 261-267 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations

Regional differences in estradiol effects on numbers of HSD2-containing neurons in the nucleus of the solitary tract of rats

Fan, L., Smith, C. E. & Curtis, K., 28 Oct 2010, In : Brain Research. 1358, p. 89-101 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations
2009
13 Scopus citations

Estrogen and the central control of body fluid balance

Curtis, K. S., 25 May 2009, In : Physiology and Behavior. 97, 2, p. 180-192 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Gastric emptying and intestinal absorption of ingested water and saline by hypovolemic rats

Stricker, E. M., Bykowski, M. R., Hossler, C. A. S., Curtis, K. & Smith, J. C., 7 Dec 2009, In : Physiology and Behavior. 98, 5, p. 570-578 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Sex differences in physiology and behavior: Focus on central actions of ovarian hormones

Curtis, K. S. & Krause, E. G., 25 May 2009, In : Physiology and Behavior. 97, 2, p. 141-142 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

3 Scopus citations
2008
11 Scopus citations
11 Scopus citations
2007

Monosodium glutamate but not linoleic acid differentially activates gustatory neurons in the rat geniculate ganglion

Breza, J. M., Curtis, K. S. & Contreras, R. J., 1 Nov 2007, In : Chemical Senses. 32, 9, p. 833-846 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Oestrogen affects the cardiovascular and central responses to isoproterenol of female rats

Krause, E. G., Curtis, K., Markle, J. P. & Contreras, R. J., 1 Jul 2007, In : Journal of Physiology. 582, 1, p. 435-447 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations

Presystemic influences on thirst, salt appetite, and vasopressin secretion in the hypovolemic rat

Smith, C. A., Curtis, K. S., Smith, J. C. & Stricker, E. M., 1 May 2007, In : American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 292, 5, p. R2089-R2099

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations
2006

Chorda tympani nerve transection alters linoleic acid taste discrimination by male and female rats

Stratford, J. M., Curtis, K. S. & Contreras, R. J., 30 Oct 2006, In : Physiology and Behavior. 89, 3, p. 311-319 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Scopus citations

Oestrogen and weight loss decrease isoproterenol-induced Fos immunoreactivity and angiotensin type 1 mRNA in the subfornical organ of female rats

Krause, E. G., Curtis, K. S., Stincic, T. L., Markle, J. P. & Contreras, R. J., 15 May 2006, In : Journal of Physiology. 573, 1, p. 251-262 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations

Sex differences in electrophysiological and behavioral responses to NaCl taste

Curtis, K. S. & Contreras, R. J., 1 Aug 2006, In : Behavioral Neuroscience. 120, 4, p. 917-924 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Taste, salience, and increased NaCl ingestion after repeated sodium depletions

Dietz, D. M., Curtis, K. S. & Contreras, R. J., 1 Jan 2006, In : Chemical Senses. 31, 1, p. 33-41 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Temperature modulates taste responsiveness and stimulates gustatory neurons in the rat geniculate ganglion

Breza, J. M., Curtis, K. S. & Contreras, R. J., 1 Feb 2006, In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 95, 2, p. 674-685 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Scopus citations
2005

Estrogen increases the taste threshold for sucrose in rats

Curtis, K. S., Stratford, J. M. & Contreras, R. J., 15 Oct 2005, In : Physiology and Behavior. 86, 3, p. 281-286 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations
2004

Gestational and early postnatal dietary NaCl levels affect NaCl intake, but not stimulated water intake, by adult rats

Curtis, K. S., Krause, E. G., Wong, D. L. & Contreras, R. J., 1 Jun 2004, In : American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 286, 6 55-6, p. R1043-R1050

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Scopus citations

Innervation of ectopic endometrium in a rat model of endometriosis

Berkley, K. J., Dmitrieva, N., Curtis, K. S. & Papka, R. E., 27 Jul 2004, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 101, 30, p. 11094-11098 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

163 Scopus citations

Sex differences in behavioral taste responses to and ingestion of sucrose and NaCl solutions by rats

Curtis, K. S., Davis, L. M., Johnson, A. L., Therrien, K. L. & Contreras, R. J., Feb 2004, In : Physiology and Behavior. 80, 5, p. 657-664 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Scopus citations
2003

Cardiovascular function and circadian patterns in rats after area postrema lesions or prolonged food restriction

Curtis, K. S., Krause, E. G. & Contreras, R. J., 16 Oct 2003, In : Neuroscience Letters. 350, 1, p. 46-50 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Estrogen influences stimulated water intake by ovariectomized female rats

Krause, E. G., Curtis, K. S., Davis, L. M., Stowe, J. R. & Contreras, R. J., Jul 2003, In : Physiology and Behavior. 79, 2, p. 267-274 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Scopus citations
2002

Fos expression in non-catecholaminergic neurons in medullary and pontine nuclei after volume depletion induced by polyethylene glycol

Curtis, K. S., Krause, E. G. & Contreras, R. J., 6 Sep 2002, In : Brain Research. 948, 1-2, p. 149-154 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations
2001

Altered NaCl taste responses precede increased NaCl ingestion during Na+ deprivation

Curtis, K. S., Krause, E. G. & Contreras, R. J., 1 Jan 2001, In : Physiology and Behavior. 72, 5, p. 743-749 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Osmoregulation in water-deprived rats drinking hypertonic saline: Effect of area postrema lesions

Stricker, E. M., Craver, C. F., Curtis, K. S., Peacock-Kinzig, K. A., Sved, A. F. & Smith, J. C., 11 Jun 2001, In : American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 280, 3 49-3, p. R831-R842

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations
2000

Area postrema and sympathetic nervous system effects of vasopressin and angiotensin II

Hasser, E. M., Cunningham, J. T., Sullivan, M. J., Curtis, K. S., Blaine, E. H. & Hay, M., 5 Jun 2000, In : Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology. 27, 5-6, p. 432-436 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Scopus citations

High dietary NaCl early in development enhances mean arterial pressure of adult rats

Contreras, R. J., Wong, D. L., Henderson, R., Curtis, K. S. & Smith, J. C., 1 Jan 2000, In : Physiology and Behavior. 71, 1-2, p. 173-181 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

53 Scopus citations
1999

Fos expression in brain stem nuclei of pregnant rats after hydralazine- induced hypotension

Curtis, K. S., Cunningham, J. T. & Heesch, C. M., 1 Aug 1999, In : American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 277, 2 46-2, p. R532-R540

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations

Impaired osmoregulatory responses in rats with area postrema lesions

Curtis, K. S., Huang, W., Sved, A. F., Verbalis, J. G. & Stricker, E. M., 1 Jul 1999, In : American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 277, 1 46-1, p. R209-R219

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

43 Scopus citations
1998

Attenuated fos expression in the caudal ventrolateral medulla of rats with area postrema lesions after isotonic volume expansion

Curtis, K. S., Randolph, R. R., Sullivan, M. J. & Cunningham, J. T., 20 Mar 1998, In : FASEB Journal. 12, 5, p. A692

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle