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Donghee Kim, Ph.D.

Professor, Physiology and Biophysics

Chicago Medical School
Building: RLE-3.341
Phone: 847-578-8356

Recent Publications
Kim D, Papreck JR, Kim IS, Donnelly DF, Carroll JL. Changes in oxygen sensitivity of TASK in carotid body glomus cells during early postnatal development, Respir Physiol and Neurobiol, 177: 228-235, 2011.

Kim D, Kim IS, Papreck JR, Donnelly DF, Carroll JL. Characterization of the ATP-sensitive K+ channel in the rat carotid body glomus cells, Respir Physiol and Neurobiol, 177:245-255, 2011.

Papreck JR, Martin EA, Lazzarini P, Kang D, Kim D. Modulation of K(2P)3.1 (TASK-1), K (2P)9.1 (TASK-3), and TASK-1/3 heteromer by reactive oxygen species. Pflugers Archiv (European Journal of Physiology) Nov;464(5):471-80, 2012.

Kim D.  K(+) channels in O(2) sensing and postnatal development of carotid body glomus cell response to hypoxia. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2013 Jan 1;185(1):44-56.

Kang D, Hogan JO, Kim D.  THIK-1 (K2P13.1) is a small-conductance background K+ channel in rat trigeminal ganglion neurons. Pflugers Arch. 2013 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24081450

Chen J, Kang D, Xu J, Lake M, Hogan JO, Sun C, Walter K, Yao B, Kim D. Species differences and molecular determinant of TRPA1 cold sensitivity.  Nature Communications 2013;4:2501. doi:10.1038/ ncomms 3501.

Kim D, Kang DW, Martin EA, Kim IS, Carroll JL. Effects of modulators of AMP-activated protein kinase on TASK-like K+ channels and intracellular Ca2+ concentration in rat carotid body glomus cells. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 195:19-26, 2014

Kang DW, Wang J, Hogan JO, Vennekens R, Freichel M, White C, Donghee Kim. Increase in cytosolic Ca2+ produced by hypoxia and other depolarizing stimuli activates a non-selective cation channel in chemoreceptor cells of rat carotid body.  J. Physiol (Lond). 2014  May 1;592(Pt 9):1975-92. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2013.266957.

Kim D.  Oxygen sensing with ion channels.  Channels (Landes) 8:4, 290-291, 2014; July/August Issue

Kim D, Kang DW.  Role of K2P channels in stimulus-secretion coupling.  Pflugers Archiv. 2014 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print]


Kim D. Kim IS, Wang J, White C, Carroll JL.  Hydrogen sulfide and hypoxia-induced changes in TASK activity and intracellular Ca2+ concentration in rat carotid body glomus cells.  Respir. Physiol. Neurobiol. 2015.