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Selected Publications

Roth K, Liu W, LeBar K, Ahern M, Wang Z. Establishment of a biaxial testing system for characterization of right ventricle viscoelasticity under physiological loadings. Cardio Eng Tech. 2024 Feb 19. doi: 10.1007/s13239-024-00722-5

LeBar K, Liu W, Chicco AJ, Wang Z. Role of microtubule network in the passive anisotropic viscoelasticity of healthy right ventricle. J Biomech Eng. 2024 Feb 8. doi: 10.1115/1.4064685.

LeBar K, Liu W, Pang J, Chicco AJ, Wang Z. Role of the microtubule network in the passive anisotropic viscoelasticity of the right ventricle with pulmonary hypertension progression. Acta Biomaterialia. 2024 Jan 23. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2024.01/023.

Liu W, LeBar K, Roth K, Pang J, Ayers J, Chicco AJ, Puttlitz CM, Wang Z. Alterations of biaxial viscoelastic properties of the right ventricle in pulmonary hypertension development in rest and acute stress conditions. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2023 May 30. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2023.1182703

Liu W, Labus K, Ahern M, LeBar K, Avazmohammadi R, Puttlitz C, Wang Z. Strain-Dependent Stress Relaxation Behavior of Healthy Right Ventricular Free Wall. Acta Biomaterialia. 2022 Aug 24. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2022.08.043.

Nguyen-Truong M, Kim S, Doherty C, Frederes M, LeBar K, Ghosh S, Hematti P, Chinnadurai R, Wagner WR, Wang Z. Pro-angiogenic Potential of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Regulated by Matrix Stiffness and Anisotropy Mimicking Right Ventricles. Biomacromolecules. 2022 May 5. doi: 10.1021/acs.biomac.2c00132

Liu W, Nguyen-Truong M, LeBar K, Labus K, Gray E, Ahern M, Neelakantan S, Avazmohammadi R, McGilvray K, Puttlitz C, Wang Z. Multiscale Contrasts Between the Right and Left Ventricle Biomechanics in Healthy Adult Sheep and Translational Implications. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2022 Apr 21. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2022.857638.

Nguyen-Truong M, Liu W, Doherty C, LeBar K, Labus K, Puttlitz C, Easley J, Monnet E, Chicco A, Wang Z. The Interventricular Septum Is Biomechanically Distinct from the Ventricular Free Walls. Bioengineering (Basel). 2021 Dec 15. doi: 10.3390/bioengineering8120216.

Liu W, Nguyen-Truong M, Ahern M, Labus K, Puttlitz C, Wang Z. Different Passive Viscoelastic Properties Between the Left and Right Ventricles in Healthy Adult Ovine. J Biomech Eng. 2021 Aug 5. doi: 10.1115/1.4052004.

Liu W, Nguyen-Truong M, Labus K, Boon J, Easley J, Monnet E, Puttlitz C, Wang Z. Correlations between the right ventricular passive elasticity and organ function in adult ovine. J Integr Cardiol. 2020 Aug 17. doi: 10.15761/JIC.1000294.

Nguyen-Truong M, Liu W, Boon J, Nelson B, Easley J, Monnet E, Wang Z. Establishment of adult right ventricle failure in ovine using a graded, animal-specific pulmonary artery constriction model. Anim Models Exp Med. 2020 Jun 14. doi: 10.1002/ame2.12124.

Schmuck EG, Hacker TA, Schreier DA, Chesler NC, Wang Z. Beneficial Effects of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Delivery via a Novel Cardiac Bioscaffold on Right Ventricles of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertensive Rats. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2019 Mar 1. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00091.2018. PubMed PMID: 30822119.

Wang Z, Patel JR, Schreier DA, Hacker TA, Moss RL, Chesler NC. Organ-level right ventricular
dysfunction with preserved Frank-Starling mechanism in a mouse model of pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2018 May 1. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00725.2017. PubMed PMID: 29369739.

Wang Z, Schreier DA, Abid H, Hacker TA, Chesler NC. Pulmonary vascular collagen content, not cross-linking, contributes to right ventricular pulsatile afterload and overload in early pulmonary hypertension. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Nov 17:jap.00325.2016. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00325.2016. PubMed PMID: 27856711.

Tian L, Wang Z, Liu Y, Eickhoff JC, Eliceiri KW, Chesler NC. Validation of an arterial constitutive model accounting for collagen content and crosslinking. Acta Biomater. 2016 Feb 31:276-87. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2015.11.058. PubMed PMID: 26654765; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4728033.

Wang Z, Lakes RS, Golob M, Eickhoff JC, Chesler NC. Changes in large pulmonary arterial viscoelasticity in chronic pulmonary hypertension. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 6;8(11):e78569. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078569. PubMed PMID: 24223157; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3819365.

Wang Z, Schreier DA, Hacker TA, Chesler NC. Progressive right ventricular functional and structural changes in a mouse model of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Physiol Rep. 2013 Dec 15;1(7):e00184. doi: 10.1002/phy2.184. PubMed PMID: 24744862; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3970737.

Wang Z, Chesler NC. Pulmonary vascular wall stiffness: An important contributor to the increased right ventricular afterload with pulmonary hypertension. Pulm Circ. 2011 Apr-Jun 1(2):212-23. doi: 10.4103/2045-8932.83453. PubMed PMID: 22034607; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3198648.

Meng H, Wang Z, Hoi Y, Gao L, Metaxa E, Swartz DD, Kolega J. Complex hemodynamics at the apex of an arterial bifurcation induces vascular remodeling resembling cerebral aneurysm initiation. Stroke. 2007 Jun;38(6):1924-31. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.106.481234. PubMed PMID: 17495215; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2714768

Invited Book Chapters

LeBar K, Wang Z. “Extracellular Matrix in Cardiac Tissue Mechanics and Physiology: Role of Collagen Accumulation.” Extracellular Matrix – Developments and Therapeutics. IntechOpen,, 2021.

Nguyen-Truong M, Wang Z. “Biomechanical Properties and Mechanobiology of Cardiac ECM.” Cardiac Extracellular Matrix. Springer Nature,, 2018.

Wang Z, Tian L, Chesler NC. “Pulmonary Vascular Mechanics in Pulmonary Hypertension.”
Mechanobiology: Exploitation for Medical Benefit. Wiley Press, ISBN: 978-1-118-96614-3,, 2017.

Wang Z, Golob M, Chesler NC. “Viscoelastic properties of cardiovascular tissues.” Viscoelastic and Viscoplastic Materials. IntechOpen, ISBN 978-953-51-2603-4, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2602-7,, 2016.

Review Papers

Nguyen-Truong M, Hematti P, Wang Z. “Current Status of Myocardial Restoration via the Paracrine Function of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells.” American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology10.1152/ajpheart.00217.2021, 2021.

Nguyen-Truong M, Li YV, Wang Z. “Mechanical Considerations of Electrospun Scaffolds for Myocardial Tissue and Regenerative Engineering.” Bioengineering. MDPI, 10.3390/bioengineering7040122, 2020.

Liu W, Wang Z. “Current Understanding of the Biomechanics of Ventricular Tissues in Heart Failure.” Bioengineering. MDPI, 10.3390/bioengineering7010002, 2019.