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Sandra L. Pfister PhD

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Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Program: Pharmacology

Member of the Cardiovascular Center

Leadership Positions

  • Past President, Faculty Council
  • Chair Emeritus, Council for Women's Advocacy
  • Course Director, MCWfusion Cardiovascular Block
  • Educational Expertise

  • Pharmacology
  • Publications (56)

  • Audit of Sex and Gender Medicine Topics in Preclinical School of Medicine Curriculum. (Trieglaff K, Zamzow MJ, Sutherland B, Farkas A, Pfister S) WMJ 2023 Sep;122(4):243-249 PMID: 37768763 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85172866962 09/28/2023    
  • Sex and Gender Health Educational Tenets: A Report from the 2020 Sex and Gender Health Education Summit. (Kling JM, Sleeper R, Chin EL, Rojek MK, McGregor AJ, Richards L, Mitchell AB, Stasiuk C, Templeton K, Prasad J, Pfister S, Newman CB) J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2022 Jul;31(7):905-910 PMID: 35849755 PMCID: PMC9483836 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85134504870 07/19/2022       3 Citations
  • Macrophage 12(S)-HETE Enhances Angiotensin II-Induced Contraction by a BLT2 (Leukotriene B4 Type-2 Receptor) and TP (Thromboxane Receptor)-Mediated Mechanism in Murine Arteries. (Kriska T, Herrnreiter A, Pfister SL, Adebesin A, Falck JR, Campbell WB) Hypertension 2022 Jan;79(1):104-114 PMID: 34784723 PMCID: PMC8849474 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85120936681 11/18/2021       5 Citations
  • GPR40 is a low-affinity epoxyeicosatrienoic acid receptor in vascular cells. (Park SK, Herrnreiter A, Pfister SL, Gauthier KM, Falck BA, Falck JR, Campbell WB) J Biol Chem 2018 Jul 06;293(27):10675-10691 PMID: 29777058 PMCID: PMC6036206 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85049468178 05/20/2018       44 Citations
  • (5Z,11Z,15R)-15-Hydroxyeicosa-5,11-dien-13-ynoic acid: A stable isomer of 15(S)-HETE that retains key vasoconstrictive and antiproliferative activity. (Pfister SL, Klimko PG, Conrow RE) Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat 2016 Mar;123:33-9 PMID: 27117058 PMCID: PMC4893888 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84969584659 04/28/2016       1 Citation
  • Tyrosine dephosphorylation enhances the therapeutic target activity of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) by disrupting its interaction with estrogen receptor (ER). (Ma S, Yin N, Qi X, Pfister SL, Zhang MJ, Ma R, Chen G) Oncotarget 2015 May 30;6(15):13320-33 PMID: 26079946 PMCID: PMC4537017 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84931073824 06/17/2015       15 Citations
  • Endothelial 12(S)-HETE vasorelaxation is mediated by thromboxane receptor inhibition in mouse mesenteric arteries. (Siangjong L, Gauthier KM, Pfister SL, Smyth EM, Campbell WB) Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2013 Feb 01;304(3):H382-92 PMID: 23203967 PMCID: PMC3774504 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84873319463 12/04/2012       22 Citations
  • Pulmonary arterial responses to reactive oxygen species are altered in newborn piglets with chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension. (Fike CD, Aschner JL, Slaughter JC, Kaplowitz MR, Zhang Y, Pfister SL) Pediatr Res 2011 Aug;70(2):136-41 PMID: 21516056 PMCID: PMC3131458 04/26/2011    
  • Role of superoxide and thromboxane receptors in acute angiotensin II-induced vasoconstriction of rabbit vessels. (Pfister SL, Nithipatikom K, Campbell WB) Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2011 Jun;300(6):H2064-71 PMID: 21460202 PMCID: PMC3119100 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79958028562 04/05/2011       15 Citations
  • Role of lipoxygenase metabolites of arachidonic acid in enhanced pulmonary artery contractions of female rabbits. (Pfister SL) Hypertension 2011 Apr;57(4):825-32 PMID: 21300669 PMCID: PMC3073701 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79953224393 02/09/2011       11 Citations
  • Vascular pharmacology of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids. (Pfister SL, Gauthier KM, Campbell WB) Adv Pharmacol 2010;60:27-59 PMID: 21081214 PMCID: PMC3373307 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-78349236168 11/18/2010       68 Citations
  • Mechanisms underlying increased reactivity of pulmonary arteries contralateral to a localized high-flow anastomosis. (Pfister S, Somberg L, Lowry T, Gao Y, Medhora M, Jacobs ER) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011 Feb;141(2):425-31 PMID: 21075383 PMCID: PMC3052931 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-78751601116 11/16/2010       2 Citations
  • Protein complex formation with heat shock protein 90 in chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension in newborn piglets. (Fike CD, Pfister SL, Slaughter JC, Kaplowitz MR, Zhang Y, Zeng H, Frye NR, Aschner JL) Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2010 Oct;299(4):H1190-204 PMID: 20693398 PMCID: PMC2957352 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77958025198 08/10/2010       16 Citations
  • Chronic hypoxia enhances 15-lipoxygenase-mediated vasorelaxation in rabbit arteries. (Aggarwal NT, Pfister SL, Gauthier KM, Chawengsub Y, Baker JE, Campbell WB) Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2009 Mar;296(3):H678-88 PMID: 19112096 PMCID: PMC2660232 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-64049085636 12/30/2008       11 Citations
  • Hypercholesterolemia enhances 15-lipoxygenase-mediated vasorelaxation and acetylcholine-induced hypotension. (Aggarwal NT, Pfister SL, Campbell WB) Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2008 Dec;28(12):2209-15 PMID: 18832753 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-57549097264 10/04/2008       12 Citations
  • Characterization of endothelial thromboxane receptors in rabbit aorta. (Pfister SL) Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat 2008 Dec;87(1-4):54-61 PMID: 18812232 PMCID: PMC2584166 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-55549123490 09/25/2008       4 Citations
  • Aortic thromboxane receptor deficiency alters vascular reactivity in cholesterol-fed rabbits. (Pfister SL) Atherosclerosis 2006 Dec;189(2):358-63 PMID: 16515789 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33750292018 03/07/2006       14 Citations
  • Cyclooxygenase-2 and an early stage of chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension in newborn pigs. (Fike CD, Kaplowitz MR, Zhang Y, Pfister SL) J Appl Physiol (1985) 2005 Mar;98(3):1111-8; discussion 1091 PMID: 15516370 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-14144255937 11/02/2004       21 Citations
  • Glibenclamide inhibits thromboxane-mediated vasoconstriction by thromboxane receptor blockade. (Pfister SL, Pratt PE, Kurian J, Campbell WB) Vascul Pharmacol 2004 Jan;40(6):285-92 PMID: 15063832 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-1842424855 04/06/2004       13 Citations
  • Cultured rat microglial cells synthesize the endocannabinoid 2-arachidonylglycerol, which increases proliferation via a CB2 receptor-dependent mechanism. (Carrier EJ, Kearn CS, Barkmeier AJ, Breese NM, Yang W, Nithipatikom K, Pfister SL, Campbell WB, Hillard CJ) Mol Pharmacol 2004 Apr;65(4):999-1007 PMID: 15044630 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-1842428537 03/27/2004       303 Citations
  • Production of hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids and prostaglandins by a novel rat microglial cell line. (Rademacher DJ, Kearn CS, Carrier EJ, Patel S, Delgado MA, Barkmeier A, Klick DE, Breese NM, Pfister SL, Nithipatikom K, Campbell WB, Hillard CJ) J Neuroimmunol 2004 Apr;149(1-2):130-41 PMID: 15020073 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-12144287853 03/17/2004       7 Citations
  • Role of platelet microparticles in the production of thromboxane by rabbit pulmonary artery. (Pfister SL) Hypertension 2004 Feb;43(2):428-33 PMID: 14718367 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0842311489 01/14/2004       100 Citations
  • Rabbit aorta converts 15-HPETE to trihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids: potential role of cytochrome P450. (Pfister SL, Spitzbarth N, Zeldin DC, Lafite P, Mansuy D, Campbell WB) Arch Biochem Biophys 2003 Dec 01;420(1):142-52 PMID: 14622984 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0242690352 11/19/2003       23 Citations
  • 11,12,15-Trihydroxyeicosatrienoic acid mediates ACh-induced relaxations in rabbit aorta. (Campbell WB, Spitzbarth N, Gauthier KM, Pfister SL) Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2003 Dec;285(6):H2648-56 PMID: 12907422 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0344440786 08/09/2003       40 Citations
  • Metabolism of 12-hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid to vasodilatory trioxilin C3 by rabbit aorta. (Pfister SL, Spitzbarth N, Nithipatikom K, Falck JR, Campbell WB) Biochim Biophys Acta 2003 Jun 20;1622(1):6-13 PMID: 12829255 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0037757519 06/28/2003       16 Citations
  • Role of contaminating platelets in thromboxane synthesis in primary cultures of human umbilical vein endothelial cells. (Pfister SL, Hughes MJ, Rosolowsky M, Campbell WB) Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat 2002 Sep;70(1-2):39-49 PMID: 12428677 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036745223 11/14/2002       8 Citations
  • Arachidonic acid metabolites and an early stage of pulmonary hypertension in chronically hypoxic newborn pigs. (Fike CD, Kaplowitz MR, Pfister SL) Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2003 Feb;284(2):L316-23 PMID: 12388340 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0037308240 10/22/2002       53 Citations
  • Estrogen acutely activates prostacyclin synthesis in ovine fetal pulmonary artery endothelium. (Sherman TS, Chambliss KL, Gibson LL, Pace MC, Mendelsohn ME, Pfister SL, Shaul PW) Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 2002 May;26(5):610-6 PMID: 11970914 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036010528 04/24/2002       75 Citations
  • Cyclooxygenase contracting factors and altered pulmonary vascular responses in chronically hypoxic newborn pigs. (Fike CD, Pfister SL, Kaplowitz MR, Madden JA) J Appl Physiol (1985) 2002 Jan;92(1):67-74 PMID: 11744644 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036092733 12/18/2001       35 Citations
  • Identification of the 11,14,15- and 11,12, 15-trihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids as endothelium-derived relaxing factors of rabbit aorta. (Pfister SL, Spitzbarth N, Nithipatikom K, Edgemond WS, Falck JR, Campbell WB) J Biol Chem 1998 Nov 20;273(47):30879-87 PMID: 9812980 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0032553415 11/13/1998       75 Citations
  • Methacholine-induced contraction of rabbit pulmonary artery: role of platelet-endothelial transcellular thromboxane synthesis. (Pfister SL, Deinhart DD, Campbell WB) Hypertension 1998 Jan;31(1 Pt 2):206-12 PMID: 9453304 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0031600234 02/07/1998       13 Citations
  • Vascular smooth muscle thromboxane A2 receptors mediate arachidonic acid-induced sudden death in rabbits. (Pfister SL, Kotulock DA, Campbell WB) Hypertension 1997 Jan;29(1 Pt 2):303-9 PMID: 9039119 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0031034310 01/01/1997       13 Citations
  • Contribution of arachidonic acid metabolites to reduced norepinephrine-induced contractions in hypercholesterolemic rabbit aortas. (Pfister SL, Campbell WB) J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 1996 Dec;28(6):784-91 PMID: 8961076 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0029801078 12/01/1996       12 Citations
  • Platelet thromboxane a2 (TXA2) mediates arachidonic acid (AA)-induced contractions in rabbit pulmonary artery (PA) (Pfister SL, Campbell WB) FASEB Journal 1996;10(3) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33749083477 12/01/1996    
  • Reduced pulmonary artery vasoconstriction in methacholine in cholesterol-fed rabbits. (Pfister SL, Campbell WB) Hypertension 1996 Mar;27(3 Pt 2):804-10 PMID: 8613244 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0029995369 03/01/1996       7 Citations
  • Vasorelaxation by an endothelium-derived metabolite of arachidonic acid. (Pfister SL, Spitzbarth N, Edgemond W, Campbell WB) Am J Physiol 1996 Mar;270(3 Pt 2):H1021-30 PMID: 8780199 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0029964098 03/01/1996       40 Citations
  • Role of endothelium-derived metabolites of arachidonic acid in enhanced pulmonary artery contractions in female rabbits. (Pfister SL, Campbell WB) Hypertension 1996 Jan;27(1):43-8 PMID: 8591886 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0030032583 01/01/1996       7 Citations
  • Decrease in vascular TxA2 receptors in a subgroup of rabbits unresponsive to a TxA2 mimetic. (Buzzard CJ, Pfister SL, Halushka PV, Campbell WB) Am J Physiol 1994 Jun;266(6 Pt 2):H2320-6 PMID: 8023992 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0028451606 06/01/1994       15 Citations
  • Endothelium-dependent contractions in rabbit pulmonary artery are mediated by thromboxane A2. (Buzzard CJ, Pfister SL, Campbell WB) Circ Res 1993 May;72(5):1023-34 PMID: 8477518 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0027457027 05/01/1993       62 Citations
  • Arachidonic acid- and acetylcholine-induced relaxations of rabbit aorta. (Pfister SL, Campbell WB) Hypertension 1992 Nov;20(5):682-9 PMID: 1330923 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0026781965 11/01/1992       35 Citations
  • Enhanced synthesis of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids by cholesterol-fed rabbit aorta. (Pfister SL, Falck JR, Campbell WB) Am J Physiol 1991 Sep;261(3 Pt 2):H843-52 PMID: 1887929 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0025944931 09/01/1991       94 Citations
  • Method of removal of aortic endothelium affects arachidonic acid metabolism and vascular reactivity. (Rosolowsky M, Pfister SL, Buja LM, Clubb FJ Jr, Campbell WB) Eur J Pharmacol 1991 Feb 14;193(3):293-300 PMID: 1905235 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0025966774 02/24/1991       12 Citations
  • Augmented vasoconstrictor responses to serotonin precede development of atherosclerosis in aorta of WHHL rabbit. (Wines PA, Schmitz JM, Pfister SL, Clubb FJ Jr, Buja LM, Willerson JT, Campbell WB) Arteriosclerosis 1989;9(2):195-202 PMID: 2647071 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0024510564 03/01/1989       56 Citations
  • Eicosapentaenoic acid alters vascular reactivity and platelet adhesion in Watanabe heritable hyperlipidemic rabbits. (Pfister SL, Rosolowsky M, Schmitz JM, Clubb FJ Jr, Campbell WB) Eur J Pharmacol 1989 Feb 14;161(1):85-9 PMID: 2542038 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0024508487 02/14/1989       7 Citations
  • Characterization of arachidonic acid metabolism in Watanabe heritable hyperlipidemic (WHHL) and New Zealand white (NZW) rabbit aortas. (Pfister SL, Schmitz JM, Willerson JT, Campbell WB) Prostaglandins 1988 Oct;36(4):515-32 PMID: 3238004 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0024267537 10/01/1988       35 Citations
  • Angiotensin II contributes to blood pressure maintenance in conscious rats treated with yohimbine. (Pfister SL, Keeton TK) Eur J Pharmacol 1988 May 10;149(3):377-80 PMID: 3409962 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0023915554 05/10/1988       1 Citation
  • The pharmacokinetic properties of yohimbine in the conscious rat. (Hubbard JW, Pfister SL, Biediger AM, Herzig TC, Keeton TK) Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol 1988 May;337(5):583-7 PMID: 3412496 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0023887892 05/01/1988       42 Citations
  • The mechanism of yohimbine-induced renin release in the conscious rat. (Pfister SL, Keeton TK) Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol 1988 Jan;337(1):35-46 PMID: 3285225 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0023931634 01/01/1988       5 Citations
  • The measurements of yohimbine in rat brain and plasma using HPLC (Pfister SL, Hubbard JW, Keeton TK) Federation Proceedings 1985;44(5) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-17744408694 01/01/1985    
  • A comparison of the hemodynamic and neuroendocrine effects of α2-adrenoceptor antagonists (Keeton TK, Biediger AM, Pfister SL) Federation Proceedings 1985;44(5) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0021806639 01/01/1985       1 Citation
  • Yohimbine induces sympathetically mediated renin release in the conscious rat. (Pfister SL, Keeton TK) Eur J Pharmacol 1984 Jan 27;97(3-4):247-55 PMID: 6323192 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0021332374 01/27/1984       9 Citations
  • Yohimbine amplifies the neuroendocrine effects of hydralazine and prazosin in the conscious rat (Keeton TK, Pfister SL) Federation Proceedings 1984;43(4) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0021229439 01/01/1984    
  • Effect of renal denervation and adrenalectomy on yohimbine-induced renin release in the conscious rat (Pfister SL, Biediger AM, Lopez MD, Keeton TK) Federation Proceedings 1984;43(4) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-17144442804 01/01/1984    
  • Rauwolscine-induced renin release in the conscious rat (Pfister SL, Keeton TK) Federation Proceedings 1982;41(4):5618 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0019979571 01/01/1982    
  • The mechanism of yohimbine-induced renin release in the conscious rat (Pfister SL, Keeton TK) Federation Proceedings 1981;40(3 I) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0019425288 01/01/1981    
  • The effect of the antihypertensive drug labetalol on renin release in the conscious rat (Keeton TK, Pfister S) Federation Proceedings 1980;39(3 II):4824 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0018856066 01/01/1980       1 Citation
  • Last update: 02/23/2024