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Liuska Pesce

Clinical Associate Professor,  Pediatrics

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Phone: +1 319 356 3164
Email: liuska-pesce@uiowa.edu


MD, Medicine, Central University of Venezuela
Post-Doc, Michael Reese Hospital
Post-Doc, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Internship, Pediatrics, University of Illinois, Chicago
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Illinois, Chicago
Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, Children's Memorial Hospital


Primary: Pediatrics

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  1. Pesce, L, Bizhanova, A, Caraballo, JC, Westphal, W, Butti, ML, Comellas, A, Kopp, P. TSH Regulates Pendrin Membrane Abundance and Enhances Iodide Efflux in Thyroid Cells. ENDOCRINOLOGY 153(1):512-521, JAN 2012.
  2. Kopp Peter, Schnyder Sabine and Pesce L.  Pendred Syndrome:  Deficiency in Iodide Transport". In Victor R. Preedy, Gerard N. Burrow and Rondald Watson (ed) Comprehensive Handbook of Iodine.  Oxford:  Academic Press, 2009
  3. Comellas, AP, Briva, A, Dadal, LA, Butti, ML, Trejo, HE, Yshii, C, Azzam, ZS, Litvan, J, Chen, J, Lecuona, E, Pesce, LM, Yanagisawa, M, Sznaider, JI. Endothelin-1 Impairs Alveolar Epithelial Function via Endothelial ETB Receptor. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE 179(2):113-122, JAN 15 2009.
  4. Kopp Peter, Pesce Liuska and Solis Juan Carolos.  Pendred Syndrome and Iodide Transport in The Thyroid.  Trends Endocrinol and Metab. 2008 Sep; 19(7): 260-8.
  5. Saldias FJ, Comellas AP, Pesce L, Lecuona E, Sznajder JI.  Dopamine Increases Lung Liquid Clearance During Mechanical Ventilation.  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Physiol.  2002 Jul; 283(1):L136-43.