Desroches BR*, Zhang P*, Choi B, King ME, Maldonado AE, Li W, Rago A, Liu GX, Nath N, Hartmann KM, Yang B, Koren G, Morgan JR, Mende U. Functional scaffold-free 3D cardiac microtissues: a novel model for the investigation of heart cells. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2012; 302(10): H2031-H2042. * with equal contributions
Park-Windhol C, Zhang P, Zhu M, Su J, Chaves Jr L, Maldonado AE, King ME, Rickey L, Cullen D , Mende U. Gq/11-mediated signaling and hypertrophy in mice with cardiac-specific transgenic RGS2 expression. PLoS ONE 2012; 7: e40048.
Zhang P, Su J, Mende U. Cross-regulation between cardiac myocytes and fibroblasts. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol: 2012 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print].
Zhang P*, Su J, King ME, Maldonado Lopez AE, Park C, Mende U. Regulator of G protein signaling 2 is a functionally important negative regulator of Angiotensin II-induced cardiac fibroblast responses. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2011; 301: H147-H156. * corresponding author
(An image from this paper was selected as cover image for AJP-Heart and Circulatory Physiology for 6 issues from July 2011 to December 2011)
Zhang P, Mende U. Regulators of G Protein Signaling in the heart and their potential as therapeutic targets. Circ Res 2011; 109: 320-333.