W. Larry Kenney

Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology

W. Larry Kenney

Research Summary

Environmental and exercise physiology, particularly human thermoregulation, skin blood flow, and the biophysics of heat exchange.

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Skin Vasodilation Blood Vessels Hot Temperature Nitric Oxide Folic Acid Therapeutics Temperature Heating Reflex Health Eating Beverages Vasoconstriction Sweating Sapropterin Atorvastatin Calcium Arginase Radiation Muscles Water Radiation Exposure 5 Methyltetrahydrofolate Microdialysis Biological Availability

Most Recent Papers

Chronic statin therapy is associated with enhanced cutaneous vascular responsiveness to sympathetic outflow during passive heat stress

Jody L. Greaney, Anna E. Stanhewicz, W. Larry Kenney, 2019, Journal of Physiology on p. 4743-4755

The vitamin D-folate hypothesis in human vascular health

S. Tony Wolf, W. Larry Kenney, 2019, American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology on p. R491-R501

Sunscreen or simulated sweat minimizes the impact of acute ultraviolet radiation on cutaneous microvascular function in healthy humans

S. Tony Wolf, Craig W. Berry, Anna E. Stanhewicz, Lauren E. Kenney, Sara Ferguson, William Lawrence Kenney, Jr., 2019, Experimental Physiology on p. 1136-1146

A randomized trial to assess beverage hydration index in healthy older adults

Megan M. Clarke, Anna E. Stanhewicz, S. Tony Wolf, Samuel N. Cheuvront, Robert W. Kenefick, W. Larry Kenney, 2019, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on p. 1640-1647

Cognitive performance in relation to hydration status and water intake among older adults, NHANES 2011–2014

Hilary J. Bethancourt, W. Larry Kenney, David M. Almeida, Asher Y. Rosinger, 2019, European Journal of Nutrition

Age-related differences in water and sodium handling after commercial hydration beverage ingestion

S. Tony Wolf, Anna E. Stanhewicz, Megan M. Clarke, Samuel N. Cheuvront, Robert W. Kenefick, William Lawrence Kenney, Jr., 2019, Journal of Applied Physiology on p. 1042-1048

Acute ultraviolet radiation exposure attenuates nitric oxide-mediated vasodilation in the cutaneous microvasculature of healthy humans

S. Tony Wolf, Anna E. Stanhewicz, Nina G. Jablonski, W. Larry Kenney, 2018, Journal of applied physiology on p. 1232-1237

Sympathetic function during whole body cooling is altered in hypertensive adults

Jody Leigh Greaney, William Lawrence Kenney, Jr., Lacy Marie Alexander, 2017, Journal of Applied Physiology on p. 1617-1624

Ingestion of transient receptor potential channel agonists attenuates exercise-induced muscle cramps

Daniel H. Craighead, Sean W. Shank, Jinger S. Gottschall, Dennis H. Passe, Bob Murray, Lacy M. Alexander, W. Larry Kenney, 2017, Muscle and Nerve on p. 379-385

Folic acid supplementation increases cutaneous vasodilator sensitivity to sympathetic nerve activity in older adults

Anna E. Stanhewicz, Jody L. Greaney, Lacy M. Alexander, W. Larry Kenney, 2017, American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology on p. R681-R688

Most-Cited Papers

Heat waves aging and human cardiovascular health

W. Larry Kenney, Daniel H. Craighead, Lacy M. Alexander, 2014, Medicine and science in sports and exercise on p. 1891-1899

Aging and the control of human skin blood flow

Lacy A. Holowatz, Caitlin Thompson-Torgerson, W. Larry Kenney, 2010, Frontiers in Bioscience on p. 718-739

Oral atorvastatin therapy restores cutaneous microvascular function by decreasing arginase activity in hypercholesterolaemic humans

Lacy Marie Alexander, Lakshmi Santhanam, Alanah Webb, Dan E. Berkowitz, William Lawrence Kenney, Jr., 2011, Journal of Physiology on p. 2093-2103

Local tetrahydrobiopterin administration augments reflex cutaneous vasodilation through nitric oxide-dependent mechanisms in aged human skin

Anna E. Stanhewicz, Rebecca S. Bruning, Caroline J. Smith, W. Larry Kenney, Lacy A. Holowatz, 2012, Journal of applied physiology on p. 791-797

Nonuniform, age-related decrements in regional sweating and skin blood flow

Caroline J. Smith, Lacy M. Alexander, W. Larry Kenney, 2013, American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology on p. R877-R885

Acute localized administration of tetrahydrobiopterin and chronic systemic atorvastatin treatment restore cutaneous microvascular function in hypercholesterolaemic humans

Lacy Marie Alexander, William Lawrence Kenney, Jr., 2011, Journal of Physiology on p. 4787-4797

Role of folic acid in nitric oxide bioavailability and vascular endothelial function

Anna E. Stanhewicz, W. Larry Kenney, 2017, Nutrition reviews on p. 61-70

Regional relation between skin blood flow and sweating to passive heating and local administration of acetylcholine in young, healthy humans

Caroline J. Smith, W. Larry Kenney, Lacy M. Alexander, 2013, American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology on p. R566-R573

Folic acid supplementation improves microvascular function in older adults through nitric oxide-dependent mechanisms

Anna E. Stanhewicz, Lacy Marie Alexander, William Lawrence Kenney, Jr., 2015, Clinical Science on p. 159-167

Critical environmental limits for exercising heat-acclimated lean and obese boys

Kelly Anne Dougherty, Mosuk Chow, W. Larry Kenney, 2010, European Journal of Applied Physiology on p. 779-789