Dr. Barrett received her Bachelor of Science with first class honors in medicinal chemistry and her PhD in biological chemistry at University College London, England.
- The functional heterogeneity of mast cells from different organs and species
- The role of mast cells in allergic and inflammatory diseases
- Immune-related intestinal secretion
- Mechanisms of epithelial ion transport
- Pathophysiological consequences of enteric infections
Clinic Focus and Practice
Dr. Barrett does not see patients.
Additional Barrett Publications via PubMed
- Dong, X., K.H. Ko, J. Chow, B. Tuo, K.E. Barrett, and H. Dong: Expression of acid-sensing ion channels in intestinal epithelial cells and their role in the regulation of duodenal mucosal bicarbonate secretion. Acta Physiologica 201(1): 97-107, 2011 (PMID 20969730).
- Hoda, M.R., M. Scharl, S.J. Keely, D.F. McCole, and K.E. Barrett: Apical leptin induces chloride secretion by intestinal epithelial cells and in a rat model of acute chemotherapy-induced colitis. Am. J. Physiol.: GI Liver Physiology 298: G714-G721, 2010 (PMCID 2867420).
- Harmon, G.S., D.S. Dumlao, D. T. Ng, K.E. Barrett, E.A. Dennis, H. Dong, and C.K. Glass: Pharmacologic correction of a defect in PPARγ signaling ameliorates disease severity in Cftr-deficient mice. Nature Medicine 16 (3): 313-318, 2010 (PMCID 20154695).
- Scharl, M., K.E. Barrett and D.F. McCole: Protection of epithelial barrier function by the Crohn’s disease associated gene, protein tyrosine phosphatase N2. Gastroenterology 137: 2030-2040, 2009 (PCMID: PMC2855721).
- Scharl, M., K.E. Barrett, and D.F. McCole: Adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase mediates the interferon γ-induced decrease in intestinal epithelial barrier function. J. Biol. Chem 284 (41): 27952-27963, 2009 (PMCID19654324).