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Cristine Heaps

Associate Professor

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Department: VTPP

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Education

  • Ph.D. Physiology, University of Missouri 1999
  • M.A. Exercise Physiology, University of Texas 1990
  • B.S. Kinesiology, University of Michigan 1988

Scholarly Interests

Determine exercise training-induced cellular and molecular adaptations in the coronary microcirculation that will reveal potential therapeutic targets for increasing blood flow into compromised myocardium

Publications

Effects of exercise training on the endothelin system in a porcine model of chronic coronary artery occlusion
Robles JC, CL Heaps
Microcirculation.
Effects of exercise training on the endothelin system in a porcine model of chronic coronary artery occlusion.
Robles JC, CL Heaps.
Microcirculation.
Mesenteric lymphatic vessels adapt to mesenteric venous hypertension by becoming weaker pumps.
Dongaonkar RM, TL Nguyen, CM Quick, CL Heaps, J Hardy, GA Laine, E Wilson, RH Stewart.
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. In Revision.
N-acetylcysteine maintains tetrahydrobiopterin for nitric oxide synthesis in endothelial cells from diabetic rats.
Dado J, WE Jobgen, KA Kelly, LA Hargrove, CL Heaps, JL Parker, G Wu, CJ Meininger
Free Rad Biol Med. In Revision.
Exercise training enhances multiple mechanisms of relaxation in coronary arteries from ischemic hearts
Deer RR, Heaps CL
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 305: H1321-H1331, 2013.
Activation of GPER induces differentiation and inhibition of coronary artery smooth muscle cell proliferation
Li F, Yu X, Szynkarski CK, Meng C, Zhou B, Barhoumi R, White RE, Heaps CL, Stallone JN, Han G
Plos One. 8(6): e64771, 2013.


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