William Durante, PhD

University of Missouri – Columbia (MU)

My laboratory is exploring the regulation and function of signaling gases in the cardiovascular system. Since these gases are formed from amino acids, we are also studying how the transport and metabolism of amino acids is coordinated by specific biochemical and biophysical stimuli to modulate endogenous gas production. Finally, we are interested in understanding how disturbances in the metabolism of amino acids promotes the development of vascular disease in various metabolic disorders.