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Dr. Robert E. Leipheimer

Dr. Robert E. Leipheimer
Professor
Anatomy and Physiology

330-941-3601
releipheimer AT ysu DOT edu
WBSH 4063

B.S.   Thiel College
M.S.   Slippery Rock State University
Ph.D.   The Ohio State University

 


Research Interests

Neuroendocrinology
Role of androgens and neurotransmitters in the regulation of male reproductive behavior
Steroid hormone modulation of central dopamine secretion and re-uptake

Smooth Muscle Physiology
Cellular mechanisms involved in regulating smooth muscle contraction and relaxation

Selected Publications

Leipheimer, R.E., E.M. Jackson, and J.R. Toepfer. Role of MLCP in relaxation of rat cavernosal smooth muscle. Experimental Biology 2009 Abstr. (In Press).

Horvath, M., J. Toepfer, and R. Leipheimer. The effects of aging on myosin phosphatase and Rho kinase activity in aortic smooth muscle. Experimental Biology 2007 Abstr., Program No. 599.12, 2007.

Anderson, L.I., R.E. Leipheimer, and D.E. Dluzen. Effects of neonatal and prepubertal hormonal manipulations upon estrogen neuroprotection of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system within female and male mice. Neuroscience 130 (2): 369-382, 2005.

Leipheimer, R.E. and M. Arvin. Regional differences in dopamine clearance between the corpus striatum and nucleus accumbens of ovariectomized rats: Effects of estrogen. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. Vol. 29, Program No. 687.5, 2003.

Anderson, L.I., R.E. Leipheimer, and D.E. Dluzen. Prepubertal gonadectomy and estrogen neuroprotection of methamphetamine-induced nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurotoxicity. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. Vol. 29, Program No. 639.10, 2003.

Leipheimer, R.E. and M. Arvin. Acute modulation of dopamine transporter activity by the D2 agonist, Quinpirole, in the corpus striatum of ovariectomized rats. Sixth IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience, 2003.

Arvin, M., L. Fedorkova, K.A. Disshon, D.E. Dluzen, and R.E. Leipheimer. Estrogen modulates responses of striatal dopamine neurons to MPP+: Evaluations using in vitro and in vivo techniques. Brain Research 872:160-171, 2000.

Alcorn, J.F., J.R. Toepfer and R.E. Leipheimer. The effects of castration on relaxation of rat corpus cavernosum smooth muscle in vitro. J. Urology, 161:686-689, 1999.

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