Stephen A. Katz, PhD

Associate Professor & Director of Education, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP)

Stephen A. Katz

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-9178

Fax 612-625-5149

Office Address:
3-144 Jackson Hall
321 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
321 Church Street S.E.
6-125 Jackson Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Associate Professor & Director of Education, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP)

PhD, University of Michigan (Physiology), 1980

BA, Macalester College (Biology), 1976



PUBMED Link to Publications

  • Ployngnam T, Katz SA, Collister JP. Role of the Median Preoptic Nucleus in Arterial Pressure Regulation and Sodium and Water Homeostasis During High Dietary Salt Intake. Neurophysiology, 44(5), 363-375, 2012.
  • Ployngnam T, Katz SA, Collister JP. Role of the median preoptic nucleus in the chronic hypotensive effect of Losartan in sodium-replete normal rats. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology 37, e7–e13, 2010.
  • Fowler JD, Johnson ND, Haroldson TA, Brintnall JA, Herrera JE, Katz SA, Bernlohr DA. Regulated Renin Release from 3T3-L1 Adipocytes. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2009: E1383-E1391.
  • Fowler JD, Krueth SB, Bernlohr DA, and Katz SA. Renin dynamics in adipose tissue: adipose tissue control of local renin concentrations Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2009: 296: E343–E350.
  • Jacob F, LaBine BG, Ariza P, Katz SA, and Osborn JW. Renal denervation causes chronic hypotension in rats: Role of ß1 adrenoceptor activity. Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology. 2005; 32:255-262.
  • Naseem HR, Hedegard W, Henry TD, Lessard J, Sutter K, and Katz SA. Plasma Cathepsin D Isoforms and Their Active Metabolites Increase after Myocardial Infarction and Contribute to Plasma Renin Activity. Basic Research in Cardiology. 2005; 100:139-146.
  • Osborn JW, Ariza-Nieto P, Collister JP, Soucheray S, Zimmerman B, and Katz SA. Responsiveness versus Basal Activity of Plasma Angiotensin II as a Determinant of Arterial Pressure Salt-Sensitivity. Am J Physiol (Heart Circ Physiol). 2003: 285:H2142-H2149.
  • Katz SA, Opsahl JA, and Forbis, L.M. Myocardial enzymatic activity of renin and cathepsin D before and after bilateral nephrectomy. Basic Research in Cardiology. 2001; 96:659-668.
  • Heller L.J., Katz SA. Influence of enalapril on pressure-overload cardiac hypertrophy in low and normal renin states in female rats. Life Sciences. 2000; 66:1423-1433.
  • Katz, SA, Opsahl JA, Wernsing SE, Forbis LM, Smith J, Heller LJ. Myocardial renin is neither necessary nor sufficient to initiate or maintain ventricular hypertrophy. American Journal of Physiology (Regulatory Integrative Comp. Physiol.). 2000; 278:R578-R586.
  • Hirsch AT, Opsahl JA, Lunzer MM, Katz SA. Active Renin and Angiotensinogen in the Cardiac Interstitial Fluid Following Myocardial Infarction. American Journal of Physiology (Heart & Circulatory Physiol. 45). 1999; 276:H1818-H1826.
  • Katz SA. Some teaching tips on the mechanisms of urinary concentration and dilution: countercurrent multiplication be damned. American Journal of Physiology (Advances in Physiology Education 20). 1998; 275:S195-S205.
  • Heller LJ, Opsahl JA, Wernsing SE, Saxena R, Katz SA. Myocardial and plasma renin-angiotensinogen dynamics during pressure-induced cardiac hypertrophy. Am J of Physiol (Reg. Integ. Comp. Physiol.) 1998; 274:R849-R856.
  • Katz SA, Opsahl JA, Lunzer ML, Forbis L, Hirsch AT. Effect of Bilateral nephrectomy on active renin, angiotensinogen, and renin glycoforms in plasma and myocardium. Hypertension. 1997; 30(1):259-266.