Kathleen Curtis, PhD

Associate Professor of Physiology

  • 1097 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
1990 …2020
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Research Output 1990 2020

  • 1097 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 59 Article
  • 2 Editorial
  • 2 Review article
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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

Breast Feeding
Eating
Food
Hunger
Food Preferences
Metabolic Networks and Pathways
Estradiol
Body Weight
Food
Corticosterone
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Isoproterenol
Astrocytes
Drinking Water
Water-Electrolyte Balance
Body Fluids

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

Water Deprivation
Dietary Sodium
Drinking
Sodium
Body Fluids
3 Citations (Scopus)

Estrogen effects on oxytocinergic pathways that regulate food intake

Sloan, D. K., Spencer, D. S. & Curtis, K., 1 Sep 2018, In : Hormones and Behavior. 105, p. 128-137 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oxytocin
Estrogens
Eating
Weights and Measures
Messenger RNA
2 Citations (Scopus)
dopamine
estrogens
locomotion
sodium
wheels
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Ovariectomy
Weight Gain
Rats
Arcuate Nucleus of Hypothalamus
Paraventricular Hypothalamic Nucleus
2017
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Furosemide
Oxytocin
Salts
Sodium
Estrogens
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Coronary Artery Disease
Conjugated (USP) Estrogens
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Estradiol
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

2016
6 Citations (Scopus)

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

Angiotensin Type 1 Receptor
Body Weight
Drinking
Brain
Messenger RNA
11 Citations (Scopus)

Estrogen and voluntary exercise interact to attenuate stress-induced corticosterone release but not anxiety-like behaviors in female rats

Jones, A. B., Gupton, R. & Curtis, K. S., 15 Sep 2016, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 311, p. 279-286 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corticosterone
Estrogens
Anxiety
Exercise
Running
2015
8 Citations (Scopus)

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

Osmolar Concentration
Estradiol
Gonadal Steroid Hormones
Body Fluids
Sex Characteristics
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases
Oxytocin
Estrogen Receptors
Catecholamines
Neurons
2014
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Running
estrogens
Estrogens
Durability
exercise
2013
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Ventromedial Hypothalamic Nucleus
Arvicolinae
Neurons
Dendrites
Hypothalamus
2 Citations (Scopus)
Hypovolemia
Solitary Nucleus
Serotonin
Autoreceptors
Rhombencephalon
2012
8 Citations (Scopus)

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

Estradiol
Osmolar Concentration
Area Postrema
Drinking
Paraventricular Hypothalamic Nucleus
2011
17 Citations (Scopus)

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

Estradiol
Drinking
Therapeutics
Isoproterenol
estradiol 3-benzoate
2010
4 Citations (Scopus)

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

11-beta-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases
Solitary Nucleus
Estradiol
Neurons
Estrogens
2009
13 Citations (Scopus)
Isoproterenol
Drinking
Estradiol
Osmolar Concentration
Water
26 Citations (Scopus)

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

Water-Electrolyte Balance
Body Fluids
Estrogens
Central Nervous System
Rhombencephalon
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Hypovolemia
Gastric Emptying
Intestinal Absorption
Water
Drinking
2008
11 Citations (Scopus)
Chorda Tympani Nerve
Dietary Sodium
Amiloride
Sodium
Eating
11 Citations (Scopus)
Chorda Tympani Nerve
Sodium Glutamate
Linoleic Acid
Tongue
Nonesterified Fatty Acids
2007
16 Citations (Scopus)

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

Geniculate Ganglion
Sodium Glutamate
Linoleic Acid
Neurons
Sucrose
14 Citations (Scopus)

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

Isoproterenol
Estrogens
Area Postrema
Rhombencephalon
Heart Rate
13 Citations (Scopus)

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

Thirst
Hypovolemia
Appetite
Vasopressins
Salts
2006
34 Citations (Scopus)

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

Chorda Tympani Nerve
Linoleic Acid
Taste Threshold
Dietary Fats
Discrimination (Psychology)
30 Citations (Scopus)

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

Subfornical Organ
Angiotensins
Isoproterenol
Weight Loss
Estrogens
18 Citations (Scopus)

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

Sex Characteristics
Estrogens
Chorda Tympani Nerve
Oils
13 Citations (Scopus)

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

Eating
Sodium
Furosemide
Sucrose
Diuretics
54 Citations (Scopus)

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

Geniculate Ganglion
Neurons
Temperature
Sucrose
Acids
2005
40 Citations (Scopus)

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

Taste Threshold
Sucrose
Estrogens
Food Preferences
Oils
2004
26 Citations (Scopus)

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

Drinking
Body Fluids
Water
Water Deprivation
Lactation
162 Citations (Scopus)

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

Endometriosis
Endometrium
Growth
Uterus
Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide
54 Citations (Scopus)

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

Sex Characteristics
Sucrose
Eating
Estrogens
Taste Perception
2003
6 Citations (Scopus)

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

Area Postrema
Heart Rate
Food
Weight Loss
Bradycardia
47 Citations (Scopus)

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

Drinking
Estrogens
Isoproterenol
Water Deprivation
Renin-Angiotensin System
2002
13 Citations (Scopus)

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

Curtis, K., 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

Pons
Glycols
Solitary Nucleus
Neurons
Area Postrema
2001
26 Citations (Scopus)

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

Dysgeusia
Eating
Appetite
Sucrose
Salts
16 Citations (Scopus)

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

Area Postrema
Osmoregulation
Drinking
Water Deprivation
Water
2000
53 Citations (Scopus)

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

Area Postrema
Sympathetic Nervous System
Vasopressins
Angiotensin II
Arginine Vasopressin
52 Citations (Scopus)

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

Arterial Pressure
Heart Rate
Diet
Telemetry
Photoperiod
1999
27 Citations (Scopus)
Controlled Hypotension
Hydralazine
Brain Stem
Hypotension
Area Postrema
42 Citations (Scopus)

Impaired osmoregulatory responses in rats with area postrema lesions

Curtis, K., 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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Area Postrema
Natriuresis
Posterior Pituitary Hormones
Hypertonic Solutions
Osmoregulation
1998

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Area Postrema
lesions (animal)
Rats
rats
Solitary Nucleus
41 Citations (Scopus)

Fos expression following isotonic volume expansion of the unanesthetized male rat

Randolph, R. R., Li, Q., Curtis, K., Sullivan, M. J. & Cunningham, J. T., 1 Jan 1998, In : American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 274, 5 43-5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Supraoptic Nucleus
Area Postrema
Neurons
Pressoreceptors
Central Venous Pressure

In vivo neural activity measured with FM 1-43 in rat mesenteric microcirculation

Meyer, D. J., Cunningham, J. T., Sullivan, M. J., Curtis, K. S., Vuchetich, J. P. & Hay, M., 20 Mar 1998, In : FASEB Journal. 12, 5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Microcirculation
Rats
Fluorescence
Mesentery
Lidocaine
1997
3 Citations (Scopus)

Attenuated pressor responses and Fos-like immunoreactivity to chronic Angiotensin infusion in rats with area postrema lesions

Curtis, K., Li, Q., Sullivan, M. J., Dale, W. E., Hasser, E. M., Blaine, E. H. & Cunningham, J. T., 1 Dec 1997, In : FASEB Journal. 11, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Area Postrema
Angiotensins
Rats
Angiotensin II
Arterial Pressure