Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Elaine Smolock Ph.D.

Elaine M. Smolock, Ph.D.


Elaine M. Smolock, Ph.D.

Elaine M. Smolock, Ph.D.

Research Fellow
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

Phone: 713-441-2783
Fax: 713-793-7162
E-mail: emsmolock@houstonmethodist.org


B.S. King's College; Wilkes-Barre, PA (Biology/Molecular Biology)
M.S. Salisbury University; Salisbury, MD (Applied Health and Physiology)
Ph.D. Drexel University College of Medicine; Philadelphia, PA (Pharmacology and Physiology)

Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute, Rochester, NY.


Major Areas of Research

Cardiovascular disease, vascular smooth muscle, diabetes, inflammation

Recent Publicaions

Wang J, Yin G, Pang J, Smolock EM, Menon, P, Yan C, Berk BC. Phosphorylation of G Protein-Coupled Receptor Kinase 2-Interacting Protein 1 Tyrosine 392 Is Required for Phospholipase C-{gamma} Activation and Podosome Formation in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 30(10):1976-82 (2010).

Smolock EM, Korshunov VA. Pharmacological inhibition of Axl effects vascular smooth muscle function under oxidative stress. Vascul Pharmacol. 53(3-4):185-92 (2010).

Menon P, Yin G, Smolock EM, Zuscik M, Yan C, Berk BC. GPCR kinase 2 interacting protein 1 (GIT1) regulates osteoclast function and bone mass. Cell Physiol. 225(3):777-85 (2010).

Cavet ME, Smolock EM, Konishi A, Menon, P, Korshunov VA, Berk BC. Redox-dependent association of Axl with non-muscle myosin IIB mediates Gas6-Axl signaling in vascular smooth muscle. Hypertension. 56(1):105-111 (2010).

Wang T, Kending DM, Smolock EM, Moreland RS. Carbachol-induced bladder smooth muscle contraction: Roles of Protein Kinase C and Rho Kinase. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 297(6):F1534-1542 (2009).

Smolock EM, Trappanese DM, Chang S, Wang T, Titchenell P, Moreland RS. siRNA mediated knock down of h-caldesmon in vascular smooth muscle. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 297(5):H1930-H1939 (2009).

Cavet ME, Smolock EM, Oktay HO, World C, Pang J, Konishi A, Berk BC. Gas6-Axl receptor signaling is regulated by glucose in vascular smooth muscle cells. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 28(5):886-891 (2008).

Smolock EM, Wang T, Nolt JN, Moreland RS. siRNA knock down of casein kinase 2 increases force and crossbridge cycling rates in vascular smooth muscle. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 292(2):C876-C885 (2007).

Basha M, Chang S, Smolock EM, Moreland RS, Wein A, Chacko S. Regional differences in myosin heavy chain isoform expression and maximal shortening velocity of the rat vaginal wall smooth muscle. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 291(4):R1076-R1084 (2006).