Theodore Kurtz, MD

Chief of Clinical Chemistry

Academic Title

Professor

Education

Univeristy of Michigan 1979

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Laboratory Medicine 1983

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kurtz TW, DiCarlo SE, Pravenec M, Morris RC. Reply. J Hypertens. 2018 Mar; 36(3):703-704.
  2. Kurtz TW, DiCarlo SE, Pravenec M, Morris RC. The pivotal role of renal vasodysfunction in salt sensitivity and the initiation of salt-induced hypertension. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2018 03; 27(2):83-92.
  3. Kurtz TW, DiCarlo SE, Pravenec M, Morris RC. The American Heart Association Scientific Statement on salt sensitivity of blood pressure: Prompting consideration of alternative conceptual frameworks for the pathogenesis of salt sensitivity? J Hypertens. 2017 Nov; 35(11):2214-2225.
  4. Kurtz TW, Morris RC. What abnormalities initiate salt-induced increases in blood pressure according to the autoregulation and vasodysfunction theories for salt sensitivity? Kidney Int. 2017 Oct; 92(4):1015-1016.
  5. Kurtz TW, DiCarlo SE, Morris RC. Response to Tautological Nature of Guyton's Theory of Blood Pressure Control. Am J Hypertens. 2017 Jul 01; 30(7):e6.
  6. Kurtz TW, DiCarlo SE, Pravenec M, Morris RC. An Appraisal of Methods Recently Recommended for Testing Salt Sensitivity of Blood Pressure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Apr 01; 6(4).
  7. Pravenec M, Landa V, Zídek V, Mlejnek P, Šilhavý J, Mir SA, Vaingankar SM, Wang J, Kurtz TW. Effects of transgenic expression of dopamine beta hydroxylase (Dbh) gene on blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Physiol Res. 2016 Dec 13; 65(6):1039-1044.
  8. Kurtz TW, DiCarlo SE, Morris RC. Logical Issues With the Pressure Natriuresis Theory of Chronic Hypertension. Am J Hypertens. 2016 Dec 01; 29(12):1325-1331.
  9. Kurtz TW, DiCarlo SE, Pravenec M, Schmidlin O, Tanaka M, Morris RC. An alternative hypothesis to the widely held view that renal excretion of sodium accounts for resistance to salt-induced hypertension. Kidney Int. 2016 11; 90(5):965-973.
  10. Morris RC, Schmidlin O, Sebastian A, Tanaka M, Kurtz TW. Response to Hall. Circulation. 2016 Mar 01; 133(9):907.
  11. Morris RC, Schmidlin O, Sebastian A, Tanaka M, Kurtz TW. Vasodysfunction That Involves Renal Vasodysfunction, Not Abnormally Increased Renal Retention of Sodium, Accounts for the Initiation of Salt-Induced Hypertension. Circulation. 2016 Mar 01; 133(9):881-93.
  12. Schneider K, Valdez J, Nguyen J, Vawter M, Galke B, Kurtz TW, Chan JY. Increased Energy Expenditure, Ucp1 Expression, and Resistance to Diet-induced Obesity in Mice Lacking Nuclear Factor-Erythroid-2-related Transcription Factor-2 (Nrf2). J Biol Chem. 2016 Apr 01; 291(14):7754-66.
  13. Pravenec M, Kožich V, Krijt J, Sokolová J, Zídek V, Landa V, Mlejnek P, Šilhavý J, Šimáková M, Škop V, Trnovská J, Kazdová L, Kajiya T, Wang J, Kurtz TW. Genetic Variation in Renal Expression of Folate Receptor 1 (Folr1) Gene Predisposes Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats to Metabolic Syndrome. Hypertension. 2016 Feb; 67(2):335-41.
  14. Yamamoto K, Kakino A, Takeshita H, Hayashi N, Li L, Nakano A, Hanasaki-Yamamoto H, Fujita Y, Imaizumi Y, Toyama-Yokoyama S, Nakama C, Kawai T, Takeda M, Hongyo K, Oguro R, Maekawa Y, Itoh N, Takami Y, Onishi M, Takeya Y, Sugimoto K, Kamide K, Nakagami H, Ohishi M, Kurtz TW, Sawamura T, Rakugi H. Oxidized LDL (oxLDL) activates the angiotensin II type 1 receptor by binding to the lectin-like oxLDL receptor. FASEB J. 2015 Aug; 29(8):3342-56.
  15. Kurtz TW, Dominiczak AF, DiCarlo SE, Pravenec M, Morris RC. Molecular-based mechanisms of Mendelian forms of salt-dependent hypertension: questioning the prevailing theory. Hypertension. 2015 May; 65(5):932-41.
  16. Kurtz TW, Lujan HL, DiCarlo SE. The 24 h pattern of arterial pressure in mice is determined mainly by heart rate-driven variation in cardiac output. Physiol Rep. 2014 Nov 01; 2(11).
  17. Kurtz TW. John Laragh: scientific pioneer. Am J Hypertens. 2014 Aug; 27(8):1010.
  18. Houštek J, Vrbacký M, Hejzlarová K, Zídek V, Landa V, Šilhavý J, Šimáková M, Mlejnek P, Kazdová L, Mikšík I, Neckár J, Papoušek F, Kolár F, Kurtz TW, Pravenec M. Effects of mtDNA in SHR-mtF344 versus SHR conplastic strains on reduced OXPHOS enzyme levels, insulin resistance, cardiac hypertrophy, and systolic dysfunction. Physiol Genomics. 2014 Sep 15; 46(18):671-8.
  19. Šilhavý J, Zídek V, Mlejnek P, Landa V, Šimáková M, Strnad H, Oliyarnyk O, Škop V, Kazdová L, Kurtz T, Pravenec M. Fumaric acid esters can block pro-inflammatory actions of human CRP and ameliorate metabolic disturbances in transgenic spontaneously hypertensive rats. PLoS One. 2014; 9(7):e101906.
  20. Šilhavý J, Zídek V, Landa V, Šimáková M, Mlejnek P, Škop V, Oliyarnyk O, Kazdová L, Mancini M, Saar K, Schulz H, Hübner N, Kurtz TW, Pravenec M. Rosuvastatin can block pro-inflammatory actions of transgenic human C-reactive protein without reducing its circulating levels. Cardiovasc Ther. 2014 Apr; 32(2):59-65.

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