Kent Pinkerton

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Kent E. Pinkerton, Ph.D.

Respiratory Diseases Unit
Core Scientist

Professor
Dept. of Pediatrics
UC Davis School of Medicine
Professor in Residence
Dept. of Anatomy, Physiology, and Cell Biology
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Pinkerton’s research program is focused on understanding the respiratory consequences of oxidant gases, particles (incidental and engineered), fibers and environmental tobacco smoke exposure during critical perinatal periods of development, using morphological, physiological, and molecular approaches to measure effects.

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Publications

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BOOKS AUTHORED

2014 Kent E. Pinkerton and William N. Rom: Global Climate Change and Public Health, Kent E. Pinkerton and William N. Rom, (ed), Global Climate Change and Public Health, Springer Humana Press, New York.

2015 Richard Harding and Kent E. Pinkerton: The Lung: Development, Aging and the Environment, Second Edition, Richard Harding and Kent E. Pinkerton, (ed), The Lung: Development, Aging and the Environment, Second Edition, Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego.

CHAPTERS AUTHORED

2014 Pinkerton KE, Wang L, Smiley-Jewell SM, Xu JY and Green FHY.: Developmental and Physiological Aging of the Lung, Rojas M, Meiners S and Le Saux CJ, (ed), Molecular Aspects of Aging: Understanding Lung Aging, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.

2014 Rom WN, Pinkerton KE: Consequences of Global Warming to the Public Health, Kent E. Pinkerton and William N. Rom, (ed), Global Climate Change and Public Health, Springer Humana Press, New York.

2015 Pinkerton KE, Herring MJ, Hyde DM, Green FHY: Normal Aging of the Lung, Chapter 14, Richard Harding and Kent E. Pinkerton, (ed), The Lung: Development, Aging and the Environment, 2nd Edition, Elsevier, New York. 265-285

2015 Xu JY, Smiley-Jewell S, Claude J, Pinkerton KE.: Effects Environmental Tobacco Smoke during Early Life Stages, Chapter 21, Richard Harding and Kent E. Pinkerton, (ed), The Lung: Development, Aging and the Environment, 2nd Edition, Elsevier, New York. 385-397.

2015 Green FHY, Pinkerton KE.: Environmental Determinants of Lung Aging, Chapter 27, Richard Harding and Kent E. Pinkerton, (ed), The Lung: Development, Aging and the Environment, 2nd Edition, Elsevier, New York. 471-491.

2015 Pinkerton KE, Van Winkle LS, Plopper CG: Structural and Cellular Diversity of the Mammalian Respiratory System, Chapter 1, Parent RA, (ed), Comparative Biology of the Normal Lung Second Edition, Elsevier Academic Press, New York. 3-5.

2015 Peake JL, Pinkerton KE: Gross and Subgross Anatomy of Lungs, Pleura, Connective Tissue Septa, Distal Airways, and Structural Units, Chapter 3, Parent RA, (ed), Comparative Biology of the Normal Lung Second Edition, Elsevier Academic Press, New York. 21-31.

2015 Pinkerton KE, Van Winkle LS, Plopper CG, Smiley-Jewell S, Covarrubias EC, McBride JT: Architecture of the Tracheobronchial Tree, Chapter 4, Parent RA, (ed), Comparative Biology of the Normal Lung Second Edition, Elsevier Academic Press, New York. 33-51.

2015 Reynolds SD, Pinkerton KE, Mariassy AT: Epithelial Cells of Trachea and Bronchi, Chapter 6, Parent RA, (ed), Comparative Biology of the Normal Lung Second Edition, Elsevier Academic Press, New York. 61-81.

2015 Pinkerton KE, Gehr P, Castaneda A, Crapo JD: Architecture and Cellular Composition of the Air-Blood Tissue Barrier, Chapter 9, Parent RA, (ed), Comparative Biology of the Normal Lung Second Edition, Elsevier Academic Press, New York. 105-117.

2015 Madl A.K., Kadir T., Pinkerton K.E., Particle Toxicities, Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences. Elsevier. 04-May-2015 doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.02084-5.

Environmental Tobacco Smoke

Environmental tobacco smoke (also known as second hand tobacco smoke) is linked to increased risk of lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease. Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of environmental tobacco smoke, with evidence of causal effects from in utero exposures as well as during infant development. A major focus of Dr. Pinkerton's research is to understand how environmental tobacco smoke leads to persistent airways disease in both children and adults, with the goal of identifying specific therapeutic strategies to alleviate symptoms and promote a cure.

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