Minh Hien Pham

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) results from constriction and remodeling of pulmonary vessels. Serotonin contributes to both phenomena through different signaling pathways. The mitogenic effect of serotonin on pulmonary vascular smooth muscle cells is mediated by the serotonin transporter (5-hydroxytryptamine transporter [5-HTT]), whereas its constricting(More)
PURPOSE The determination of right ventricular volumes and function is of increasing interest for the postoperative care of patients with congenital heart defects. The presentation of volumetry data in terms of volume-time curves allows a comprehensive functional assessment. By using manual contour tracing, the generation of volume-time curves is(More)
BACKGROUND The increased cardiovascular morbidity of adults with late repair of aortic coarctation (CoA) has been well documented. In contrast, successful CoA repair in early childhood has a generally good prognosis, though adverse vascular and ventricular characteristics may be abnormal, which could increase long-term risk. This study sought to perform a(More)
The metabolism of flavone-8-acetic acid (FAA) has been hypothesized to be partly responsible for its potent anticancer activity in mice. The purpose of this study was to identify the mouse enzymes involved in FAA Phase I metabolism and evaluate their possible induction in vivo by FAA. Mouse microsomes metabolized FAA into 6 metabolites:(More)