Yun-Ying Lin Wang

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It has been reported that diabetic vascular dysfunction is associated with impaired function of large conductance Ca(2+) -activated K(+) (BK(Ca) ) channels. However, it is unclear whether impaired BK(Ca) channel directly participates in regulating diabetic vascular remodeling by altering cell growth in response to hyperglycemia. In the present study, we(More)
The compensatory increase in catecholamine release does not reverse orthostatic intolerance after returning from a long-term spaceflight, but it is unclear whether high dose of catecholamine induces cardiac damage. The tail-suspended rat model was used to simulate the effects of weightlessness on the heart. Apoptotic rates in the left ventricular myocardium(More)
We assume the major function of the arterial system is transporting energy via its transverse vibration to facilitate the blood flowing all the way down to the microcirculation. A highly efficient system is related to maintaining a large pressure pulse along the artery for a given ventricular power. The arterial system is described as a composition of many(More)
Excessive thyroid hormone induces cardiac hypertrophy and promotes heart failure in patients with hyperthyroidism, but the mechanism remains elusive. Rats were orally administered with levothyroxine (100 microg/kg, T(4)) for 4 weeks to induce hyperthyroidism. The calculated stroke volume decreased and the shortening amplitude-frequency relationship in(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the expressions of calpain and calpastatin in the myocardium of simulated weightlessness rats, and to elucidate the underlying mechanism of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) degradations. Tail-suspended (SUS) rats were used as a simulated weightlessness model on the ground. The myocardium of rats was homogenized, and(More)
The present study aimed to observe the changes of contractile function and responsiveness to isoproterenol (ISO) in tail-suspended rat cardiomyocytes under simulated weightlessness condition. Tail-suspended rat model was used to simulate weightlessness on the ground. Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into the control and(More)
1. Cardiomyocyte apoptosis plays an important role in the transition from cardiac hypertrophy to heart failure. Hyper-trophic cardiomyocytes show an increased susceptibility to apoptotic stimuli, but the mechanisms remain unclear. 2. We hypothesized that activated protein kinase Cδ (PKCδ) associated with cardiomyocyte hypertrophy could move from the(More)
The N-terminal extension of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is important in regulating cardiac function. Although the normal rat myocardium shows some cTnI N-terminal degradation (cTnI-ND), exposure to 4 weeks of tail-suspension markedly increased cTnI-ND. We hypothesized that the increased cTnI-ND in tail-suspended rats may affect cardiac function, particularly(More)
The rate of penetration of gaseous sterilizing agents into confined spaces can be predicted from physical and chemical considerations. The exposure times required to obtain sterilizing concentrations of ethylene oxide in several configurations of confined space were predicted by computation and illustrated by experiment. The results of the computations are(More)
In this paper, the propagation model considers the two half-spaces as a homogeneous isotropic medium and one-dimensionally anisotropic medium. From the exact formulas for the transient field with delta-function excitation, it is obtained readily the exact formulas for the transient field excited by a horizontal electric dipole with Gaussian excitation when(More)