College of Pharmacy

7 Greenhouse Road Kingston, RI 02881 – Office: 401.874.2761 Fax: 401.874.2181

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Metabolism & Enzymology Research

Roberta King, Ph.D.

Located in Lab Module 470 on Level 4 of the Pharmacy building

Our research program at URI can be described by four related projects:

  1. Inhibitors of human sulfotransferases
  2. Biotransformation of indole to the uremic toxin indoxyl sulfate
  3. In vivo metabolism of the food-borne carcinogen 2-amino-alpha-carboline
  4. Effect of sulfotransferase inhibitors on estradiol homeostasis and   actions

We have two additional collaborative projects:

  1. Metabolism of benzo[ghi]pyrene (Bongsup Cho)
  2. Metabolism of linolenic acid in salmon liver hepatocytes (Chong Lee, Nutrition)

These projects all emanate from my expertise in biochemical and toxicological approaches toward metabolism of drugs, hormones, carcinogens, and other xenobiotics. My training includes chemistry, biochemistry, enzymology, toxicology and pharmacology, and I tend to see the world of science through the eyes of biochemistry and enzymology. This is reflected in my approach toward research.



Pharmacy professor uses animated movie to teach about diuretics

KINGSTON, R.I. – July 11, 2006 – Roberta S. King was frustrated three years ago when she tried to explain to her University of Rhode Island pharmacy students how diuretic drugs work at a cellular level in the body. “You can talk about how the drugs work and you can use still diagrams, but those […]

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