[ 2009 ]


Fujii, H., Sun, Z., Li, S.-H., Wu, J., Fazel, S., Weisel, R. D., … Li, R.-K. (2009). Ultrasound-targeted gene delivery induces angiogenesis after a myocardial infarction in mice. JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging, 2(7), 869–879.

Li, S.-H., Lai, T. Y. Y., Sun, Z., Han, M., Moriyama, E., Wilson, B., … Li, R.-K. (2009). Tracking cardiac engraftment and distribution of implanted bone marrow cells: Comparing intra-aortic, intravenous, and intramyocardial delivery. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 137(5), 1225-1233.e1.

Wu, J., Zeng, F., Weisel, R. D., & Li, R.-K. (2009). Stem cells for cardiac regeneration by cell therapy and myocardial tissue engineering. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, 114, 107–128.

Angoulvant, D., Fazel, S., Weisel, R. D., Lai, T. Y. Y., Fedak, P. W., Chen, L., … Li, R.-K. (2009). Cell-based gene therapy modifies matrix remodeling after a myocardial infarction in tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-3-deficient mice. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 137(2), 471–480.

Furlani, D., Li, W., Pittermann, E., Klopsch, C., Wang, L., Knopp, A., … Steinhoff, G. (2009). A transformed cell population derived from cultured mesenchymal stem cells has no functional effect after transplantation into the injured heart. Cell Transplantation, 18(3), 319–331.

Furlani, D., Ugurlucan, M., Ong, L., Bieback, K., Pittermann, E., Westien, I., … Ma, N. (2009). Is the intravascular administration of mesenchymal stem cells safe? Mesenchymal stem cells and intravital microscopy. Microvascular Research, 77(3), 370–376.

Ghosh, N., Wood, M. F. G., Li, S., Weisel, R. D., Wilson, B. C., Li, R.-K., & Vitkin, I. A. (2009). Mueller matrix decomposition for polarized light assessment of biological tissues. Journal of Biophotonics, 2(3), 145–156.

Klopsch, C., Furlani, D., Gäbel, R., Li, W., Pittermann, E., Ugurlucan, M., … Steinhoff, G. (2009). Intracardiac injection of erythropoietin induces stem cell recruitment and improves cardiac functions in a rat myocardial infarction model. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, 13(4), 664–679.

Sun, J., Li, S.-H., Liu, S.-M., Wu, J., Weisel, R. D., Zhuo, Y.-F., … Fazel, S. S. (2009). Improvement in cardiac function after bone marrow cell thearpy is associated with an increase in myocardial inflammation. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 296(1), H43-50.

Xaymardan, M., Cimini, M., Fazel, S., Weisel, R. D., Lu, W.-Y., Martin, U., … Li, R.-K. (2009). c-Kit function is necessary for in vitro myogenic differentiation of bone marrow hematopoietic cells. Stem Cells (Dayton, Ohio), 27(8), 1911–1920.


[ 2008 ]


Cimini, M., Fazel, S., Fujii, H., Zhou, S., Tang, G., Weisel, R. D., & Li, R.-K. (2008). The MRL mouse heart does not recover ventricular function after a myocardial infarction. Cardiovascular Pathology: The Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology, 17(1), 32–39.

Farahmand, P., Lai, T. Y. Y., Weisel, R. D., Fazel, S., Yau, T., Menasche, P., & Li, R.-K. (2008). Skeletal myoblasts preserve remote matrix architecture and global function when implanted early or late after coronary ligation into infarcted or remote myocardium. Circulation, 118(14 Suppl), S130-137.

Kim, B.-O., Verma, S., Weisel, R. D., Fazel, S., Jia, Z.-Q., Mizuno, T., & Li, R.-K. (2008). Preservation of heart function in diabetic rats by the combined effects of muscle cell implantation and insulin therapy. European Journal of Heart Failure, 10(1), 14–21.

Wang, X., Ellis, J. S., Kan, C.-D., Li, R.-K., & Thompson, M. (2008). Surface immobilisation and properties of smooth muscle cells monitored by on-line acoustic wave detector. The Analyst, 133(1), 85–92.

Degousee, N., Fazel, S., Angoulvant, D., Stefanski, E., Pawelzik, S.-C., Korotkova, M., … Rubin, B. B. (2008). Microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase-1 deletion leads to adverse left ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction. Circulation, 117(13), 1701–1710.

Fazel, S. S., Angoulvant, D., Butany, J., Weisel, R. D., & Li, R.-K. (2008). Mesenchymal stem cells engineered to overexpress stem cell factor improve cardiac function but have malignant potential. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 136(5), 1388–1389.

Fazel, S. S., Chen, L., Angoulvant, D., Li, S.-H., Weisel, R. D., Keating, A., & Li, R.-K. (2008). Activation of c-kit is necessary for mobilization of reparative bone marrow progenitor cells in response to cardiac injury. FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 22(3), 930–940.

Gruh, I., Wunderlich, S., Winkler, M., Schwanke, K., Heinke, J., Blömer, U., … Martin, U. (2008). Human CMV immediate-early enhancer: a useful tool to enhance cell-type-specific expression from lentiviral vectors. The Journal of Gene Medicine, 10(1), 21–32.

Li, W., Ma, N., Ong, L.-L., Kaminski, A., Skrabal, C., Ugurlucan, M., … Steinhoff, G. (2008). Enhanced thoracic gene delivery by magnetic nanobead-mediated vector. The Journal of Gene Medicine, 10(8), 897–909.

Sun, Z., Wu, J., Fujii, H., Wu, J., Li, S.-H., Porozov, S., … Li, R.-K. (2008). Human angiogenic cell precursors restore function in the infarcted rat heart: a comparison of cell delivery routes. European Journal of Heart Failure, 10(6), 525–533.

Wu, Jiang, Sun, Z., Sun, H.-S., Wu, J., Weisel, R. D., Keating, A., … Li, R.-K. (2008). Intravenously administered bone marrow cells migrate to damaged brain tissue and improve neural function in ischemic rats. Cell Transplantation, 16(10), 993–1005.

Yoo, K.-J., Kim, H.-O., Kwak, Y.-L., Kang, S.-M., Jang, Y.-S., Lim, S.-H., … Kim, B.-S. (2008). Autologous bone marrow cell transplantation combined with off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien De Chirurgie, 51(4), 269–275.


[ 2007 ]


Kan, C.-D., Li, S.-H., Weisel, R. D., Zhang, S., & Li, R.-K. (2007). Recipient age determines the cardiac functional improvement achieved by skeletal myoblast transplantation. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 50(11), 1086–1092.

Tian, H., Cimini, M., Fedak, P. W. M., Altamentova, S., Fazel, S., Huang, M.-L., … Li, R.-K. (2007). TIMP-3 deficiency accelerates cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, 43(6), 733–743.

Wang, C.-H., Verma, S., Hsieh, I.-C., Hung, A., Cheng, T.-T., Wang, S.-Y., … Cherng, W.-J. (2007). Stem cell factor attenuates vascular smooth muscle apoptosis and increases intimal hyperplasia after vascular injury. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 27(3), 540–547.

Cimini, M., Fazel, S., Zhuo, S., Xaymardan, M., Fujii, H., Weisel, R. D., & Li, R.-K. (2007). c-kit dysfunction impairs myocardial healing after infarction. Circulation, 116(11 Suppl), I77-82.

Kim, C., Li, R.-K., Li, G., Zhang, Y., Weisel, R. D., & Yau, T. M. (2007). Effects of cell-based angiogenic gene therapy at 6 months: persistent angiogenesis and absence of oncogenicity. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 83(2), 640–646.

Li, W., Ma, N., Ong, L.-L., Nesselmann, C., Klopsch, C., Ladilov, Y., … Steinhoff, G. (2007). Bcl-2 engineered MSCs inhibited apoptosis and improved heart function. Stem Cells (Dayton, Ohio), 25(8), 2118–2127.

Mamalias, N., Li, R.-K., Weisel, R. D., Dorian, P., Chauhan, V. S., & Nanthakumar, K. (2007). Cardiac myocyte transplantation does not increase global epicardial repolarization heterogeneity in a rat infarct model. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation: The Official Publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, 26(6), 630–636.

Rideout, T. C., Yuan, Z., Bakovic, M., Liu, Q., Li, R.-K., Mine, Y., & Fan, M. Z. (2007). Guar gum consumption increases hepatic nuclear SREBP2 and LDL receptor expression in pigs fed an atherogenic diet. The Journal of Nutrition, 137(3), 568–572.

Spiegelstein, D., Kim, C., Zhang, Y., Li, G., Weisel, R. D., Li, R.-K., & Yau, T. M. (2007). Combined transmyocardial revascularization and cell-based angiogenic gene therapy increases transplanted cell survival. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 293(6), H3311-3316.

Xie, X., Cao, F., Sheikh, modification of embryonic stem cells with VEGF enhances cell survival and improves cardiac function. Cloning and Stem Cells, 9(4), 549–563.

Yau, T. M., Kim, C., Li, G., Zhang, Y., Fazel, S., Spiegelstein, D., … Li, R.-K. (2007). Enhanced angiogenesis with multimodal cell-based gene therapy. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 83(3), 1110–1119.


[ 2006 ]


Wang, C.-H., Anderson, N., Li, S.-H., Szmitko, P. E., Cherng, W.-J., Fedak, P. W. M., … Verma, S. (2006). Stem cell factor deficiency is vasculoprotective: unraveling a new therapeutic potential of imatinib mesylate. Circulation Research, 99(6), 617–625.

Degousee, N., Angoulvant, D., Fazel, S., Stefanski, E., Saha, S., Iliescu, K., … Rubin, B. B. (2006). c-Jun N-terminal kinase-mediated stabilization of microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase-1 mRNA regulates delayed microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase-1 expression and prostaglandin E2 biosynthesis by cardiomyocytes. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 281(24), 16443–16452.

Fazel, S., Cimini, M., Chen, L., Li, S., Angoulvant, D., Fedak, P., … Li, R.-K. (2006). Cardioprotective c-kit+ cells are from the bone marrow and regulate the myocardial balance of angiogenic cytokines. The Journal of Clinical Investigation, 116(7), 1865–1877.

Fedak, P. W. M., Moravec, C. S., McCarthy, P. M., Altamentova, S. M., Wong, A. P., Skrtic, M., … Li, R.-K. (2006). Altered expression of disintegrin metalloproteinases and their inhibitor in human dilated cardiomyopathy. Circulation, 113(2), 238–245.

Huang, M.-L., Tian, H., Wu, J., Matsubayashi, K., Weisel, R. D., & Li, R.-K. (2006). Myometrial cells induce angiogenesis and salvage damaged myocardium. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 291(5), H2057-2066.

Madani, S., De Girolamo, S., Muñoz, D. M., Li, R.-K., & Sweeney, G. (2006). Direct effects of leptin on size and extracellular matrix components of human pediatric ventricular myocytes. Cardiovascular Research, 69(3), 716–725.

Nakamura, Y., Yasuda, T., Weisel, R. D., & Li, R.-K. (2006). Enhanced cell transplantation: preventing apoptosis increases cell survival and ventricular function. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 291(2), H939-947.


[ 2005 ]


Mizuno, T., Mickle, D. A. G., Kiani, C. G., & Li, R.-K. (2005). Overexpression of elastin fragments in infarcted myocardium attenuates scar expansion and heart dysfunction. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 288(6), H2819-2827.

Mizuno, T., Weisel, R. D., & Li, R.-K. (2005). Reloading the heart: a new animal model of left ventricular assist device removal. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 130(1), 99–106.

Wang, C.-H., Li, S.-H., Weisel, R. D., Fedak, P. W. M., Hung, A., Li, R.-K., … Verma, S. (2005). Tetrahydrobiopterin deficiency exaggerates intimal hyperplasia after vascular injury. American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 289(2), R299-304.

Yasuda, T., Weisel, R. D., Kiani, C., Mickle, D. A. G., Maganti, M., & Li, R.-K. (2005). Quantitative analysis of survival of transplanted smooth muscle cells with real-time polymerase chain reaction. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 129(4), 904–911.

Yau, T. M., Li, G., Zhang, Y., Weisel, R. D., Mickle, D. A. G., & Li, R.-K. (2005). Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor upregulation in response to cell-based angiogenic gene therapy. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 79(6), 2056–2063.

Fazel, S., Chen, L., Weisel, R. D., Angoulvant, D., Seneviratne, C., Fazel, A., … Li, R.-K. (2005). Cell transplantation preserves cardiac function after infarction by infarct stabilization: augmentation by stem cell factor. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 130(5), 1310.

Fazel, S., Tang, G. H. L., Angoulvant, D., Cimini, M., Weisel, R. D., Li, R.-K., & Yau, T. M. (2005). Current status of cellular therapy for ischemic heart disease. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 79(6), S2238-2247.

Fedak, P. W. M., Szmitko, P. E., Weisel, R. D., Altamentova, S. M., Nili, N., Ohno, N., … Li, R.-K. (2005). Cell transplantation preserves matrix homeostasis: a novel paracrine mechanism. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 130(5), 1430–1439.

Kim, B.-O., Tian, H., Prasongsukarn, K., Wu, J., Angoulvant, D., Wnendt, S., … Li, R.-K. (2005). Cell transplantation improves ventricular function after a myocardial infarction: a preclinical study of human unrestricted somatic stem cells in a porcine model. Circulation, 112(9 Suppl), I96-104.

Mizuno, T., Yau, T. M., Weisel, R. D., Kiani, C. G., & Li, R.-K. (2005). Elastin stabilizes an infarct and preserves ventricular function. Circulation, 112(9 Suppl), I81-88.

Yau, T. M., Kim, C., Li, G., Zhang, Y., Weisel, R. D., & Li, R.-K. (2005). Maximizing ventricular function with multimodal cell-based gene therapy. Circulation, 112(9 Suppl), I123-128.

Yau, T. M., Kim, C., Ng, D., Li, G., Zhang, Y., Weisel, R. D., & Li, R.-K. (2005). Increasing transplanted cell survival with cell-based angiogenic gene therapy. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 80(5), 1779–1786.

Zhang, H., Fazel, S., Tian, H., Mickle, D. A. G., Weisel, R. D., Fujii, T., & Li, R.-K. (2005). Increasing donor age adversely impacts beneficial effects of bone marrow but not smooth muscle myocardial cell therapy. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 289(5), H2089-2096.


[ 2004 ]


Angoulvant, D., Fazel, S., & Li, R.-K. (2004). Neovascularization derived from cell transplantation in ischemic myocardium. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 264(1–2), 133–142.

Fedak, P. W. M., Smookler, D. S., Kassiri, Z., Ohno, N., Leco, K. J., Verma, S., … Khokha, R. (2004). TIMP-3 deficiency leads to dilated cardiomyopathy. Circulation, 110(16), 2401–2409.

Ozawa, T., Mickle, D. A. G., Weisel, R. D., Matsubayashi, K., Fujii, T., Fedak, P. W. M., … Li, R.-K. (2004). Tissue-engineered grafts matured in the right ventricular outflow tract. Cell Transplantation, 13(2), 169–177.

Verma, S., Rao, V., Weisel, R. D., Li, S.-H., Fedak, P. W. M., Miriuka, S., & Li, R.-K. (2004). Novel cardioprotective effects of pravastatin in human ventricular cardiomyocytes subjected to hypoxia and reoxygenation: beneficial effects of statins independent of endothelial cells. The Journal of Surgical Research, 119(1), 66–71.

Wang, C.-H., Ciliberti, N., Li, S.-H., Szmitko, P. E., Weisel, R. D., Fedak, P. W. M., … Verma, S. (2004). Rosiglitazone facilitates angiogenic progenitor cell differentiation toward endothelial lineage: a new paradigm in glitazone pleiotropy. Circulation, 109(11), 1392–1400.

Yau, T. M., Li, G., Weisel, R. D., Reheman, A., Jia, Z.-Q., Mickle, D. A. G., & Li, R.-K. (2004). Vascular endothelial growth factor transgene expression in cell-transplanted hearts. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 127(4), 1180–1187.

Li, S.-H., Szmitko, P. E., Weisel, R. D., Wang, C.-H., Fedak, P. W. M., Li, R.-K., … Verma, S. (2004). C-reactive protein upregulates complement-inhibitory factors in endothelial cells. Circulation, 109(7), 833–836.

Liu, T.-B., Fedak, P. W. M., Weisel, R. D., Yasuda, T., Kiani, G., Mickle, D. A. G., … Li, R.-K. (2004). Enhanced IGF-1 expression improves smooth muscle cell engraftment after cell transplantation. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 287(6), H2840-2849.

Tajmir, P., Ceddia, R. B., Li, R.-K., Coe, I. R., & Sweeney, G. (2004). Leptin increases cardiomyocyte hyperplasia via extracellular signal-regulated kinase- and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-dependent signaling pathways. Endocrinology, 145(4), 1550–1555.


[ 2003 ]


Dhillon, B., Badiwala, M. V., Li, S.-H., Li, R.-K., Weisel, R. D., Mickle, D. A. G., … Verma, S. (2003). Caveolin: a key target for modulating nitric oxide availability in health and disease. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 247(1–2), 101–109.

Fedak, P. W. M., Altamentova, S. M., Weisel, R. D., Nili, N., Ohno, N., Verma, S., … Li, R.-K. (2003). Matrix remodeling in experimental and human heart failure: a possible regulatory role for TIMP-3. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 284(2), H626-634.

Fujii, T., Yau, T. M., Weisel, R. D., Ohno, N., Mickle, D. A. G., Shiono, N., … Li, R.-K. (2003). Cell transplantation to prevent heart failure: a comparison of cell types. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 76(6), 2062–2070; discussion 2070.

Matsubayashi, K., Fedak, P. W. M., Mickle, D. A. G., Weisel, R. D., Ozawa, T., & Li, R.-K. (2003). Improved left ventricular aneurysm repair with bioengineered vascular smooth muscle grafts. Circulation, 108 Suppl 1, II219-225.

Ohno, N., Fedak, P. W. M., Weisel, R. D., Mickle, D. A. G., Fujii, T., & Li, R.-K. (2003). Transplantation of cryopreserved muscle cells in dilated cardiomyopathy: effects on left ventricular geometry and function. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 126(5), 1537–1548.

Tang, G. H. L., Fedak, P. W. M., Yau, T. M., Weisel, R. D., Kulik, A., Mickle, D. A. G., & Li, R.-K. (2003). Cell transplantation to improve ventricular function in the failing heart. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery: Official Journal of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 23(6), 907–916.

Verma, S., Badiwala, M. V., Weisel, R. D., Li, S.-H., Wang, C.-H., Fedak, P. W. M., … Mickle, D. A. G. (2003). C-reactive protein activates the nuclear factor-kappaB signal transduction pathway in saphenous vein endothelial cells: implications for atherosclerosis and restenosis. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 126(6), 1886–1891.

Verma, S., Li, S.-H., Wang, C.-H., Fedak, P. W. M., Li, R.-K., Weisel, R. D., & Mickle, D. A. G. (2003). Resistin promotes endothelial cell activation: further evidence of adipokine-endothelial interaction. Circulation, 108(6), 736–740.

Verma, S., Wang, C.-H., Weisel, R. D., Badiwala, M. V., Li, S.-H., Fedak, P. W. M., … Mickle, D. A. G. (2003). Hyperglycemia potentiates the proatherogenic effects of C-reactive protein: reversal with rosiglitazone. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, 35(4), 417–419.

Wang, C.-H., Li, S.-H., Weisel, R. D., Fedak, P. W. M., Dumont, A. S., Szmitko, P., … Verma, S. (2003). C-reactive protein upregulates angiotensin type 1 receptors in vascular smooth muscle. Circulation, 107(13), 1783–1790.

Yau, Terrence M., Tomita, S., Weisel, R. D., Jia, Z.-Q., Tumiati, L. C., Mickle, D. A. G., & Li, R.-K. (2003). Beneficial effect of autologous cell transplantation on infarcted heart function: comparison between bone marrow stromal cells and heart cells. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 75(1), 169–176; discussion 176-177.

Yokomuro, Hiroki, Mickle, D. A. G., Weisel, R. D., & Li, R.-K. (2003). Optimal conditions for heart cell cryopreservation for transplantation. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 242(1–2), 109–114.


[ 2002 ]


Akhyari, P., Fedak, P. W. M., Weisel, R. D., Lee, T.-Y. J., Verma, S., Mickle, D. A. G., & Li, R.-K. (2002). Mechanical stretch regimen enhances the formation of bioengineered autologous cardiac muscle grafts. Circulation, 106(12 Suppl 1), I137-142.

Li, G., Borger, M. A., Williams, W. G., Weisel, R. D., Mickle, D. A. G., Wigle, E. D., & Li, R.-K. (2002). Regional overexpression of insulin-like growth factor-I and transforming growth factor-beta1 in the myocardium of patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 123(1), 89–95.

Merante, F., Altamentova, S. M., Mickle, D. A. G., Weisel, R. D., Thatcher, B. J., Martin, B. M., … Li, R.-K. (2002). The characterization and purification of a human transcription factor modulating the glutathione peroxidase gene in response to oxygen tension. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 229(1–2), 73–83.

Ohno, N., Fedak, P. W. M., Weisel, R. D., Komeda, M., Mickle, D. A. G., & Li, R.-K. (2002). Cell transplantation in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. A novel biological approach for ventricular restoration. The Japanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Official Publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyobu Geka Gakkai Zasshi, 50(11), 457–460.

Ozawa, T., Mickle, D. A. G., Weisel, R. D., Koyama, N., Ozawa, S., & Li, R.-K. (2002). Optimal biomaterial for creation of autologous cardiac grafts. Circulation, 106(12 Suppl 1), I176-182.

Ozawa, T., Mickle, D. A. G., Weisel, R. D., Koyama, N., Wong, H., Ozawa, S., & Li, R.-K. (2002). Histologic changes of nonbiodegradable and biodegradable biomaterials used to repair right ventricular heart defects in rats. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 124(6), 1157–1164.

Sakakibara, Y., Tambara, K., Lu, F., Nishina, T., Sakaguchi, G., Nagaya, N., … Komeda, M. (2002). Combined procedure of surgical repair and cell transplantation for left ventricular aneurysm: an experimental study. Circulation, 106(12 Suppl 1), I193-197.

Shiono, N., Rao, V., Weisel, R. D., Kawasaki, M., Li, R.-K., Mickle, D. A. G., … Verma, S. (2002). L-arginine protects human heart cells from low-volume anoxia and reoxygenation. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 282(3), H805-815.

Tomita, S., Mickle, D. A. G., Weisel, R. D., Jia, Z.-Q., Tumiati, L. C., Allidina, Y., … Li, R.-K. (2002). Improved heart function with myogenesis and angiogenesis after autologous porcine bone marrow stromal cell transplantation. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 123(6), 1132–1140.

Verma, S., Li, S.-H., Badiwala, M. V., Weisel, R. D., Fedak, P. W. M., Li, R.-K., … Mickle, D. A. G. (2002). Endothelin antagonism and interleukin-6 inhibition attenuate the proatherogenic effects of C-reactive protein. Circulation, 105(16), 1890–1896.

Verma, S., Maitland, A., Weisel, R. D., Fedak, P. W. M., Li, S.-H., Mickle, D. A. G., … Rao, V. (2002). Increased endothelin-1 production in diabetic patients after cardioplegic arrest and reperfusion impairs coronary vascular reactivity: reversal by means of endothelin antagonism. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 123(6), 1114–1119.

Verma, S., Maitland, A., Weisel, R. D., Fedak, P. W. M., Pomroy, N. C., Li, S.-H., … Rao, V. (2002). Novel cardioprotective effects of tetrahydrobiopterin after anoxia and reoxygenation: Identifying cellular targets for pharmacologic manipulation. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 123(6), 1074–1083.

Verma, S., Maitland, A., Weisel, R. D., Li, S.-H., Fedak, P. W. M., Pomroy, N. C., … Rao, V. (2002). Hyperglycemia exaggerates ischemia-reperfusion-induced cardiomyocyte injury: reversal with endothelin antagonism. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 123(6), 1120–1124.

Verma, S., Wang, C.-H., Li, S.-H., Dumont, A. S., Fedak, P. W. M., Badiwala, M. V., … Stewart, D. J. (2002). A self-fulfilling prophecy: C-reactive protein attenuates nitric oxide production and inhibits angiogenesis. Circulation, 106(8), 913–919.

Yoo, K.-J., Li, R.-K., Weisel, R. D., Mickle, D. A. G., Tomita, S., Ohno, N., & Fujii, T. (2002). Smooth muscle cells transplantation is better than heart cells transplantation for improvement of heart function in dilated cardiomyopathy. Yonsei Medical Journal, 43(3), 296–303.


[ 2001 ]



[ 2000 ]