The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2004

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Anatomic Pathology, Applied Clinical Research, Tissue Collection and Conservation, Translational Research in Cardiovascular Biology, Experimental Animal Research


Publication Information


  • Zhang RZ, Taucer A, Wang W, Gashevn AA, Muthuchamy M, Zawieja DC and Davis MJ. Unloaded shortening velocity of lymphatic muscle during spontaneous contractions and maximal activation (in prep).
  • Zhang RZ, Hunter R. Gonzalez E, Moore FA. Poloxamer 188 prolongs survival of hypotensive resuscitation and decreases vital tissue edema after successful full resuscitation. Shock 2009 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Zhang RZ, Gashev AA, Zawieja DC and Davis MJ. Length-dependence of lymphatic phasic contractile activity under isometric and isobaric conditions. Microcirculation 2007 Aug; 14(6):613-25.
  • Zhang RZ, Gashev AA, Zawieja DC and Davis MJ. Length-tension relationships of small arteries, veins, and lymphatics from the rat mesenteric microcirculation. Am J Physiol 2007 Apr; 292(4):H1943-52. (PubMed)
  • Zhang RZ, Yang Q, Yim APC and He GW. Role of NO and EDHF-mediated endothelial function in the porcine pulmonary circulation. Vascul Pharmacol. 2006 Jan; 44(3):183-91. (PubMed)
  • Yang Q, Zhang RZ, Yim APC and He GW. Release of nitric oxide and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF) in porcine coronary arteries exposed to hyperkalemia: effect of nicorandil. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Jun; 79(6):2065-71. (PubMed)
  • Zhang RZ, Yang Q, Yim APC and He GW. Alteration of cellular electrophysiological properties in porcine pulmonary microcirculation after preservation with University of Wisconsin (UW) and Euro-Collins (E-C) solutions. Ann Thoracic Surgery 2004; 77:1944-50. (PubMed)
  • Zhang RZ, Yang Q, Yim APC, Huang Y and He GW. Different role of nitric oxide and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor in endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization and relaxation in porcine coronary arterial and venous system. J Cardiovascular Pharmacology 2004; 43 (6): 839-850. (PubMed)
  • Yang Q, Zhang RZ, Yim APC and He GW. Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutarate solution maximally preserves endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor-mediated function during heart preservation: comparison with University of Wisconsin solution. J Heart and Lung Transplantation 2004; 23:352-9. (PubMed)
  • Au LS, Kwok CC, Lee TC, Kwan YW, Lee MS, Zhang RZ, Ngai SM, Lee MY, He GW, and Fung KP. Activation of iberiotoxin-sensitive, Ca2+-activated K+ channels of porcine isolated left anterior descending coronary artery by diosgenin. Eur J Pharmacol 2004; 502(1-2):123-133.
  • He GW, Ge ZD, Yim APC, Yang Q, Zhang RZ, Electrophysiologic and mechanical evidence of superiority of hyperpolarizing versus depolarizing cardioplegia in protection of endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor-mediated endothelial function: A study in coronary resistance arteries. J Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery. 2004; 127(6): 1773-80.
  • Yang Q, Zhang RZ, Yim APC and He GW. Effect of 11, 12-Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid as an additive to St. Thomas’ Cardioplegia and University of Wisconsin solutions on endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor-mediated function in coronary microarteries: influence of temperature and time. Ann Thoracic Surgery 2003; 76: 1623-30.
  • Au LS, Kwan YW, Kwok CC, Zhang RZ, and He GW. Mechanisms responsible for the in vitro relaxation of ligustrazine on porcine left anterior descending coronary artery. Eur J Pharmacology. 2003; 468:199-207