Patricia Ann Preisig PhD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchCellular & Molecular PhysiologyInternal Medicine: Nephrology

Research Interests

Elucidation of the acid-activated pathway that mediates the physiological response of the renal proximal tubule to the need for the kidney to excrete acid more...


  • B.S.N., California State University, 1975
  • M.S., University of California at San Francisco, 1979
  • Ph.D., University of California at San Francisco, 1983

Selected Publications

  • Amanzadeh J, Gitomer R, Zerwekh JE, Preisig PA, Moe OW, Pak CYC, Levi M. Effect of high protein diet on stone-forming propensity and bone loss in rats. Kid Int, 64:2142-9, 2003.
  • Licht C, Laghmani K, Yanagisawa M, Preisig PA*, Alpern RJ*. An autocrine role for endothelin-1 in the regulation of proximal tubule NHE3. Kid Int, 65:1320-6, 2004.
  • Aruga S, Pajor A, Nakamura K, Liu L, Moe OW, Preisig PA*, Alpern RJ*. OKP cells express the Na dicarboxylate cotransporter NaDC-1. Am J Physio, 287:C64-72, 2004.



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