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Dr. Pamela Pappone

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Position Title
Professor Emeritus

  • NPB

Profile Introduction

Intracellular and intercellular signaling in fat cells

Specialties / Focus

  • Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology

Professional Societies

  • Society of General Physiologists
  • American Physiological Society
  • Biophysical Society


  • 1972 BA (Biology) Reed College
  • 1979 PhD (Physiology and Biophysics) University of Washington


Lee SC and PA Pappone. 1999. ATP can stimulate exocytosis in rat brown adipocytes without increased cytosolic Ca2+ or G-protein activation. Biophysical Journal. 76:2297-2306

Lee SC and PA Pappone. 1997. Effects of P2 purinergic receptor stimulation in brown adipocytes. American Journal of Physiology. 273:C679-C686

Wilson SM and PA Pappone. 1999. P2 receptor modulaton of voltage-gated potassium currents in brown adipocytes. Journal of General Physiology. 113:125-138

Wilson, S.M., S.C. Lee, S. Shook & P.A. Pappone. 2000. P2 purinergic and Æ’Ã’-adrenergic stimulation enhance voltage-gated K current inactivation in brown adipocytes. American Journal of Physiology, Cell Physiology, 279: C1847-C1858.

Wilson, S.M., M. Barsoum, B.W. Wilson & P.A. Pappone. 1999. Purine nucleotides modulate proliferation of brown fat preadipocytes. Cell Proliferation 32:131-140.

Leaver, E.V. and P.A. Pappone. 2002. ß-Adrenergic potentialtion of ER calcium release in brown fat cells. American Journal of Physiology, Cell Physiology 282:C1016-C1024. Editorial focus: Breitwieser, G.E. 2002. ß-Adrenergic receptors and Ca2+: