Heino Velazquez PhD

Research Scientist in Medicine (Nephrology)

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchInternal Medicine

Research Interests

Electrolyte transport in the distal nephron; Diuretic action in the distal nephron; In vivo micropuncture and microperfusion methods; Biology of renalase more...


  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1982

Selected Publications

  • Li, G., Xu, J., Wang, P., Velazquez, H., Li, Y., Wu, Y., and Desir, G. Catecholamines regulate the activity, secretion and synthesis of renalase. Circulation Research 117:1277-1282, 2008.
  • Xu, J., Li, G., Wang, P., Velazquez, H., Yao, X., Li, Y., Wu, Y., Peixoto, A., Crowley, S., and Desir, G. Renalase is a novel, soluble monoamine oxidase that regulates cardiac function and blood pressure. J. Clin. Invest. 115: 1275-1280, 2005.
  • Velázquez, H., Silva, T. Cloning and localization of KCC4 in the rabbit kidney: Expression in the distal convoluted tubule. Am. J. Physiol. 285: F49-F58, 2003.



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