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C.F. DESCHEPPER, S. MASCIOTRA, A. ZAHABI, I. BOUTIN-GANACHE, S. PICARD and T.L. REUDELHUBER. Functional alterations of the Nppa promoter are linked to cardiac ventricular hypertrophy in WKY/WKHA rat crosses. Circ. Res. 88:222-227, 2001. PubMed

C.F. DESCHEPPER, I. BOUTIN-GANACHE, A. ZAHABI and Z. JIANG. In search of cardiovascular candidate genes: interactions between phenotypes and genotypes. Hypertension, 39 [part 2]: 332-336, 2002. PubMed

I. BOUTIN-GANACHE, S. PICARD AND C.F. DESCHEPPER. Distinct gene-sex interactions regulate adult rat cardiomyocyte width and length independently. Physiol Genomics 12:61-67, 2002. PubMed


A. ZAHABNI, S. PICARD, N. FORTIN, T.L. REUDELHUBER, C.F. DESCHEPPER. Expression of constitutively active guanylate cyclase in cardiomyocytes inhibits the hypertrophic effects of isoproterenol and aortic constriction on mouse hearts. J. Biol. Chem. 278:47694-47699, 2003. PubMed

C. F. DESCHEPPER, J. L. OLSON, M. OTIS, N. GALLO-PAYET. Morphologic phenotyping of cardiovascular-related organs in 13 different inbred mouse strains. J. Applied Physiol., 97:369-376, 2004. PubMed

E. SOUZEAU, S. BELANGER, S. PICARD and C.F. DESCHEPPER. Dietary isoflavones during pregnancy and lactation provide cardioprotection to offspring rats in adulthood. Am. J. Physiol., 289:H715-721, 2005. PubMed

C.F. DESCHEPPER. The cardiac antihypertrophic effects of cyclic GMP-generating agents: an experimental framework for novel treatments of left ventricular remodeling. Vasc. Dis. Prevention 2: 151-157, 2005.

B. LLAMAS, Z. JIANG, M.-L. RAINVILLE and C.F. DESCHEPPER. Distinct QTL are linked to cardiac left ventricular mass in a sex-specific manner in a normotensive inbred rat intercross. Mamm. Genome 16: 700-711, 2005. PubMed

E. SOUZEAU, B. LLAMAS, S. BÉLANGER, S. PICARD, and C.F. DESCHEPPER. A genetic locus accentuates the effect of volume overload on adverse left ventricular remodeling in male and female rats. Hypertension, 47:128-133, 2006. PubMed

B. LLAMAS, C. LAU, W.A. CUPPLES, M.L. RAINVILLE, E. SOUZEAU and C.F. DESCHEPPER. Genetic determinants of systolic and pulse pressure in an intercross between normotensive inbred rats. Hypertension, 48:921-926, 2006. PubMed

M. MARCIL, A. ASCAH, S. BÉLANGER, C.F. DESCHEPPER and Y. BURELLE. Compensated chronic volume overload increases the vulnerability of cardiac mitochondria without affecting their functions under basal stress-free conditions. J.Mol.Cell.Cardiol., 41:998-1009, 2006. PubMed

C.F. DESCHEPPER and B. LLAMAS Hypertensive cardiac remodeling in males & females: from the bench to the bedside. Hypertension: 49: 1-7, 2007. PubMed

LLAMAS B, BÉLANGER S., PICARD S., and DESCHEPPER CF. Cardiac mass and cardiomyocyte size are governed by different genetic loci on either autosomes or chromosome Y in mice. Physiol. Genomics, 31: 176–182, 2007. PubMed

M. KHAIRALLAH, R. KHAIRALLAH, M.E. YOUNG, B.G. ALLEN, M.A. GILLIS, G. DANIALOU, C.F. DESCHEPPER, B.J. PETROF, C. DES ROSIERS. Sildenafil and cardiomyocyte-specific cGMP signaling prevent cardiomyopathic changes associated with dystrophin deficiency.  Proc. Natl. Ac. Sci., 105:7028-33, 2008. PubMed

B. LLAMAS, R. VERDUGO, G.A. CHURCHILL and C.F. DESCHEPPER. Chromosome Y variants from different mouse inbred strains are linked to differences in the morphologic and molecular responses of cardiac cells to postpubertal testosterone. BMC Genomics, 10: 150, 2009. PubMed

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