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Research interests

How the heart maintains its pump function under conditions of stress has been the focus of my research career. In the last decade, my research has focused on determining the changes in autonomic regulation and heart function in obesity and diabetes. More recently this has extended to determining the functional interaction between epicardial adipose tissue and the heart, especially in relation to development of cardiac arrhythmias and obesity. To this end, functional biomedical data at cellular and organ level, human myocardial and clinical data are obtained through HeartOtago. This translational knowledge creates the platform that is vital for the development of specific therapeutics for the increasing cohort of individuals with metabolic disease and arrhythmias to improve their heart health.

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Expertise

  • Diabetes, Atrial Fibrillation, Obesity, Pulmonary Hypertension, Ischemia, Hypertrophy and Heart Failure models
  • Ex vivo isolated cardiac muscles (papillary muscles, trabeculae, human and rat)
  • Ex vivo isolated Langendorff-perfused hearts for simultaneous LV and RV pressure and coronary flow measurements (rats and mice)
  • Human epicardial adipose tissue culture

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Current funding

  • Time course of central neuronal activation in diabetes; University of Otago Research grant (PI) 
  • Nitric oxide as a mediator of cardiac signalling; Marsden Fund (AI)
  • Can love break your heart? Oxytocin makes the failing heart skip a beat!; Health Research Council (AI) 

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Previous funding

  • Heart Foundation (2012; 2017-2018; 2018-2020 2x)
  • Otago Medical Research Foundation (2016)
  • OMS Collaborative Research Grant (2015) 
  • HealthCare Otago Charitable Trust NZ (2013 and 2011)
  • University of Otago Research grant (2012 and 2014)
  • OMRF Laurenson Award NZ (2012)

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Selected publications

Aitken-Buck, H. M., Babakr, A. A., Fomison-Nurse, I. C., van Hout, I., Davis, P. J., Bunton, R. W., Williams, M. J. A., Coffey, S., Jones, P. P., & Lamberts, R. R. (2020). Inotropic and lusitropic, but not arrhythmogenic, effects of adipocytokine resistin on human atrial myocardium. American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology & Metabolism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00202.2020

Aitken-Buck, H. M., Krause, J., Zeller, T., Jones, P. P., & Lamberts, R. R. (2020). Long-chain acylcarnitines and cardiac excitation-contraction coupling: Links to arrhythmias. Frontiers in Physiology, 11, 577856. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.577856

Babakr, A. A., Fomison-Nurse, I. C., van Hout, I., Aitken-Buck, H. M., Sugunesegran, R., Davis, P. J., Bunton, R. W., Williams, M. J. A., Coffey, S., Stiles, M. K., Jones, P. P., & Lamberts, R. R. (2020). Acute interaction between human epicardial adipose tissue and human atrial myocardium induce arrhythmic susceptibility. American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology & Metabolism, 318, E164-E172. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00374.2019

Aitken-Buck, H. M., Babakr, A. A., Coffey, S., Jones, P. P., Tse, R. D., & Lamberts, R. R. (2019). Epicardial adipocyte size does not correlate with body mass index. Cardiovascular Pathology, 43, 107144. doi: 10.1016/j.carpath.2019.07.003

Aitken-Buck, H. M., Moharram, M., Babakr, A. A., Reijers, R., Van Hout, I., Fomison-Nurse, I. C., Sugunesegran, R., … Bunton, R. W., Williams, M. J. A., … Jones, P. P., Coffey, S., & Lamberts, R. R. (2019). Relationship between epicardial adipose tissue thickness and epicardial adipocyte size with increasing body mass index. Adipocyte, 8(1), 412-420. doi: 10.1080/21623945.2019.1701387

Frisk, M., Le, C., Shen, X., Røe, Å., Hou, Y., Manfra, O., … van Hout, I., … Lamberts, R. R., … Coffey, S., … Jones, P. P., … Louch, W. E. (2021). Etiology-dependent impairment of diastolic cardiomyocyte calcium homeostasis in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. JACC, 77(4), 405-419. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.11.044

Bussey, C. T., Babakr, A. A., Iremonger, R. R., van Hout, I., Wilkins, G. T., Lamberts, R. R., & Erickson, J. R. (2020). Carvedilol and metoprolol are both able to preserve myocardial function in type 2 diabetes. Physiological Reports, 8(5), e14394. doi: 10.14814/phy2.14394

Moharram, M. A., Aitken-Buck, H. M., Reijers, R., van Hout, I., Williams, M. J. A., Jones, P. P., Whalley, G. A., Lamberts, R. R., & Coffey, S. (2020). Correlation between epicardial adipose tissue and body mass index in New Zealand ethnic populations. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1516), 22-32. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Loper, N., Garland, J., Ondruschka, B., Lamberts, R., Stables, S., & Tse, R. (2020). Ventricular weight increases proportionally with total heart weight in postmortem population. American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/paf.0000000000000568

Cook, R. F., Bussey, C. T., Fomison-Nurse, I. C., Hughes, G., Bahn, A., Cragg, P. A., & Lamberts, R. R. (2019). β2-adrenoceptors indirectly support impaired β1-adrenoceptor responsiveness in the isolated type 2 diabetic rat heart. Experimental Physiology, 104, 808-818. doi: 10.1113/EP087437

Moharram, M. A., Lamberts, R. R., Whalley, G., Williams, M. J. A., & Coffey, S. (2019). Myocardial tissue characterisation using echocardiographic deformation imaging. Cardiovascular Ultrasound, 17, 27. doi: 10.1186/s12947-019-0176-9

Wilson, G. A., Wilkins, G. T., Cotter, J. D., Lamberts, R. R., Lal, S., & Baldi, J. C. (2019). HIIT improves left ventricular exercise response in adults with type 2 diabetes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 51(6), 1099-1105. doi: 10.1249/mss.0000000000001897

Bussey, C. T., Thaung, H. P. A., Hughes, G., Bahn, A., & Lamberts, R. R. (2018). Cardiac β-adrenergic responsiveness of obese Zucker rats: The role of AMPK. Experimental Physiology, 103(8), 1067-1075. doi: 10.1113/ep087054

Daniels, L. J., Wallace, R. S., Nicholson, O. M., Wilson, G. A., McDonald, F. J., Jones, P. P., Baldi, J. C., Lamberts, R. R., & Erickson, J. R. (2018). Inhibition of calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinase II restores contraction and relaxation in isolated cardiac muscle from type 2 diabetic rats. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 17, 89. doi: 10.1186/s12933-018-0732-x

Pearson, J. T., Collie, N., Lamberts, R. R., Inagaki, T., Yoshimoto, M., Umetani, K., … Wilkins, G., Jones, P. P., … Schwenke, D. O. (2018). Ghrelin preserves ischemia-induced vasodilation of male rat coronary vessels following beta-adrenergic receptor blockade. Endocrinology, 159(4), 1763-1773. doi: 10.1210/en.2017-03070

Bussey, C. T., & Lamberts, R. R. (2017). Effect of type 2 diabetes, surgical incision, and volatile anesthesia on hemodynamics in the rat. Physiological Reports, 5(14), e13352. doi: 10.14814/phy2.13352

Cook, R. F., Bussey, C. T., Mellor, K. M., Cragg, P. A., & Lamberts, R. R. (2017). β1-Adrenoceptor, but not β2-adrenoceptor, subtype regulates heart rate in type 2 diabetes rats in vivo. Experimental Physiology, 102(8), 911-923. doi: 10.1113/ep086293

Aitken-Buck, H. M., & Lamberts, R. R. (2017). To the heart of activation heat. Journal of Physiology, 595(14), 4577-4578. doi: 10.1113/jp274582

Wilson, G. A., Wilkins, G. T., Cotter, J. D., Lamberts, R. R., Lal, S., & Baldi, J. C. (2017). Impaired ventricular filling limits cardiac reserve during submaximal exercise in people with type 2 diabetes. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 16, 160. doi: 10.1186/s12933-017-0644-1

Wilson, G. A., Wilson, L. C., Lamberts, R. R., Majeed, K., Lal, S., Wilkins, G. T., & Baldi, J. C. (2017). β-adrenergic responsiveness in the type 2 diabetic heart: Effects on cardiac reserve. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49(5), 907-914. doi: 10.1249/mss.0000000000001184

Satthenapalli, V. R., Lamberts, R. R., & Katare, R. G. (2017). Challenges in regenerating the diabetic heart: A comprehensive review. Stem Cells, 35(9), 2009-2026. doi: 10.1002/stem.2661

Rawal, S., Munasinghe, E. P., Nagesh, P. T., Lew, J. K. S., Jones, G. T., Williams, M. J. A., Davis, P., Bunton, R. W., Galvin, I. F., Manning, P., Lamberts, R. R., & Katare, R. (2017). Downregulation of miR-15a/b accelerates fibrotic remodelling in the Type-2 diabetic human and mouse heart. Clinical Science, 131(9), 847-863. doi: 10.1042/cs20160916

Baldi, J. C., Wilson, G. A., Wilson, L. C., Wilkins, G. T., & Lamberts, R. R. (2016). The type 2 diabetic heart: Its role in exercise intolerance and the challenge to find effective exercise interventions. Sports Medicine, 46, 1605-1617. doi: 10.1007/s40279-016-0542-9

Munasinghe, P. E., Riu, F., Dixit, P., Edamatsu, M., Saxena, P., Hamer, N. S. J., Galvin, I. F., Bunton, R. W., Lequeux, S., Jones, G., Lamberts, R. R., … Katare, R. (2016). Type-2 diabetes increases autophagy in the human heart through promotion of Beclin-1 mediated pathway. International Journal of Cardiology, 202, 13-20. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.08.111

Thaung, H. P. A., Baldi, J. C., Wang, H.-Y., Hughes, G., Cook, R. F., Bussey, C. T., Sheard, P. W., Bahn, A., Jones, P. P., Schwenke, D. O., & Lamberts, R. R. (2015). Increased efferent cardiac sympathetic nerve activity and defective intrinsic heart rate regulation in type 2 diabetes. Diabetes, 64(8), 2944-2956. doi: 10.2337/db14-0955

Journal - Research Article

Frisk, M., Le, C., Shen, X., Røe, Å., Hou, Y., Manfra, O., … van Hout, I., … Lamberts, R. R., … Coffey, S., … Jones, P. P., … Louch, W. E. (2021). Etiology-dependent impairment of diastolic cardiomyocyte calcium homeostasis in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. JACC, 77(4), 405-419. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.11.044

Loper, N., Garland, J., Ondruschka, B., Lamberts, R., Stables, S., & Tse, R. (2020). Ventricular weight increases proportionally with total heart weight in postmortem population. American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/paf.0000000000000568

Aitken-Buck, H. M., Babakr, A. A., Fomison-Nurse, I. C., van Hout, I., Davis, P. J., Bunton, R. W., Williams, M. J. A., Coffey, S., Jones, P. P., & Lamberts, R. R. (2020). Inotropic and lusitropic, but not arrhythmogenic, effects of adipocytokine resistin on human atrial myocardium. American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology & Metabolism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00202.2020

Babakr, A. A., Fomison-Nurse, I. C., van Hout, I., Aitken-Buck, H. M., Sugunesegran, R., Davis, P. J., Bunton, R. W., Williams, M. J. A., Coffey, S., Stiles, M. K., Jones, P. P., & Lamberts, R. R. (2020). Acute interaction between human epicardial adipose tissue and human atrial myocardium induce arrhythmic susceptibility. American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology & Metabolism, 318, E164-E172. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00374.2019

Bussey, C. T., Babakr, A. A., Iremonger, R. R., van Hout, I., Wilkins, G. T., Lamberts, R. R., & Erickson, J. R. (2020). Carvedilol and metoprolol are both able to preserve myocardial function in type 2 diabetes. Physiological Reports, 8(5), e14394. doi: 10.14814/phy2.14394

Moharram, M. A., Aitken-Buck, H. M., Reijers, R., van Hout, I., Williams, M. J. A., Jones, P. P., Whalley, G. A., Lamberts, R. R., & Coffey, S. (2020). Correlation between epicardial adipose tissue and body mass index in New Zealand ethnic populations. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1516), 22-32. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Aitken-Buck, H. M., Moharram, M., Babakr, A. A., Reijers, R., Van Hout, I., Fomison-Nurse, I. C., Sugunesegran, R., … Bunton, R. W., Williams, M. J. A., … Jones, P. P., Coffey, S., & Lamberts, R. R. (2019). Relationship between epicardial adipose tissue thickness and epicardial adipocyte size with increasing body mass index. Adipocyte, 8(1), 412-420. doi: 10.1080/21623945.2019.1701387

Wilson, G. A., Wilkins, G. T., Cotter, J. D., Lamberts, R. R., Lal, S., & Baldi, J. C. (2019). HIIT improves left ventricular exercise response in adults with type 2 diabetes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 51(6), 1099-1105. doi: 10.1249/mss.0000000000001897

Cook, R. F., Bussey, C. T., Fomison-Nurse, I. C., Hughes, G., Bahn, A., Cragg, P. A., & Lamberts, R. R. (2019). β2-adrenoceptors indirectly support impaired β1-adrenoceptor responsiveness in the isolated type 2 diabetic rat heart. Experimental Physiology, 104, 808-818. doi: 10.1113/EP087437

Aitken-Buck, H. M., Babakr, A. A., Coffey, S., Jones, P. P., Tse, R. D., & Lamberts, R. R. (2019). Epicardial adipocyte size does not correlate with body mass index. Cardiovascular Pathology, 43, 107144. doi: 10.1016/j.carpath.2019.07.003

Pearson, J. T., Collie, N., Lamberts, R. R., Inagaki, T., Yoshimoto, M., Umetani, K., … Wilkins, G., Jones, P. P., … Schwenke, D. O. (2018). Ghrelin preserves ischemia-induced vasodilation of male rat coronary vessels following beta-adrenergic receptor blockade. Endocrinology, 159(4), 1763-1773. doi: 10.1210/en.2017-03070

Daniels, L. J., Wallace, R. S., Nicholson, O. M., Wilson, G. A., McDonald, F. J., Jones, P. P., Baldi, J. C., Lamberts, R. R., & Erickson, J. R. (2018). Inhibition of calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinase II restores contraction and relaxation in isolated cardiac muscle from type 2 diabetic rats. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 17, 89. doi: 10.1186/s12933-018-0732-x

Bussey, C. T., Thaung, H. P. A., Hughes, G., Bahn, A., & Lamberts, R. R. (2018). Cardiac β-adrenergic responsiveness of obese Zucker rats: The role of AMPK. Experimental Physiology, 103(8), 1067-1075. doi: 10.1113/ep087054

Wilson, G. A., Wilkins, G. T., Cotter, J. D., Lamberts, R. R., Lal, S., & Baldi, J. C. (2017). Impaired ventricular filling limits cardiac reserve during submaximal exercise in people with type 2 diabetes. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 16, 160. doi: 10.1186/s12933-017-0644-1

Cook, R. F., Bussey, C. T., Mellor, K. M., Cragg, P. A., & Lamberts, R. R. (2017). β1-Adrenoceptor, but not β2-adrenoceptor, subtype regulates heart rate in type 2 diabetes rats in vivo. Experimental Physiology, 102(8), 911-923. doi: 10.1113/ep086293

Bussey, C. T., & Lamberts, R. R. (2017). Effect of type 2 diabetes, surgical incision, and volatile anesthesia on hemodynamics in the rat. Physiological Reports, 5(14), e13352. doi: 10.14814/phy2.13352

Satthenapalli, V. R., Lamberts, R. R., & Katare, R. G. (2017). Challenges in regenerating the diabetic heart: A comprehensive review. Stem Cells, 35(9), 2009-2026. doi: 10.1002/stem.2661

Wilson, G. A., Wilson, L. C., Lamberts, R. R., Majeed, K., Lal, S., Wilkins, G. T., & Baldi, J. C. (2017). β-adrenergic responsiveness in the type 2 diabetic heart: Effects on cardiac reserve. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49(5), 907-914. doi: 10.1249/mss.0000000000001184

Rawal, S., Munasinghe, E. P., Nagesh, P. T., Lew, J. K. S., Jones, G. T., Williams, M. J. A., Davis, P., Bunton, R. W., Galvin, I. F., Manning, P., Lamberts, R. R., & Katare, R. (2017). Downregulation of miR-15a/b accelerates fibrotic remodelling in the Type-2 diabetic human and mouse heart. Clinical Science, 131(9), 847-863. doi: 10.1042/cs20160916

Munasinghe, P. E., Riu, F., Dixit, P., Edamatsu, M., Saxena, P., Hamer, N. S. J., Galvin, I. F., Bunton, R. W., Lequeux, S., Jones, G., Lamberts, R. R., … Katare, R. (2016). Type-2 diabetes increases autophagy in the human heart through promotion of Beclin-1 mediated pathway. International Journal of Cardiology, 202, 13-20. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.08.111

Baldi, J. C., Wilson, G. A., Wilson, L. C., Wilkins, G. T., & Lamberts, R. R. (2016). The type 2 diabetic heart: Its role in exercise intolerance and the challenge to find effective exercise interventions. Sports Medicine, 46, 1605-1617. doi: 10.1007/s40279-016-0542-9

Green, S., Egaña, M., Baldi, J. C., Lamberts, R., & Regensteiner, J. G. (2015). Cardiovascular control during exercise in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Diabetes Research, 2015, 654204. doi: 10.1155/2015/654204

Thaung, H. P. A., Baldi, J. C., Wang, H.-Y., Hughes, G., Cook, R. F., Bussey, C. T., Sheard, P. W., Bahn, A., Jones, P. P., Schwenke, D. O., & Lamberts, R. R. (2015). Increased efferent cardiac sympathetic nerve activity and defective intrinsic heart rate regulation in type 2 diabetes. Diabetes, 64(8), 2944-2956. doi: 10.2337/db14-0955

Daniels, L., Bell, J. R., Delbridge, L. M. D., McDonald, F. J., Lamberts, R. R., & Erickson, J. R. (2015). The role of CaMKII in diabetic heart dysfunction. Heart Failure Reviews, 20(5), 589-600. doi: 10.1007/s10741-015-9498-3

Jahn, N., Lamberts, R. R., Busch, C. J., Voelker, M. T., Koel-Simmelink, M. J. A., Teunissen, C. E., … Weimann, J. (2015). Inhaled carbon monoxide protects time-dependently from loss of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction in endotoxemic mice. Respiratory Research, 16, 119. doi: 10.1186/s12931-015-0274-7

Munasinghe, P. E., Riu, F., Dixit, P., Edamatsu, M., Saxena, P., Hamer, N. S. J., Galvin, I. F., Bunton, R. W., Lequeux, S., Jones, G., Lamberts, R., … Katare, R. (2015). Data supporting the activation of autophagy genes in the diabetic heart. Data in Brief, 5, 269-275. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2015.09.003

Bussey, C. T., Hughes, G., Saxena, P., Galvin, I. F., Bunton, R. W., Noye, M. K., Coffey, S., Williams, M. J. A., Baldi, J. C., Jones, P. P., & Lamberts, R. R. (2015). Chamber-specific changes in calcium-handling proteins in the type 2 diabetic human heart with preserved ejection fraction. International Journal of Cardiology, 193, 53-55. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.05.053

Thaung, H. P. A., Yao, Y., Bussey, C. T., Hughes, G., Jones, P. P., Bahn, A., Sammut, I. A., & Lamberts, R. R. (2015). Chronic bilateral renal denervation reduces cardiac hypertrophic remodelling but not β-adrenergic responsiveness in hypertensive type 1 diabetic rats. Experimental Physiology, 100(6), 628-639. doi: 10.1113/EP085021

Bussey, C. T., de Leeuw, A. E., Cook, R. F., Ashley, Z., Schofield, J., & Lamberts, R. R. (2014). Dual implantation of a radio-telemeter and vascular access port allows repeated hemodynamic and pharmacological measures in conscious lean and obese rats. Laboratory Animals, 48(3), 250-260. doi: 10.1177/0023677214530687

Bussey, C. T., de Leeuw, A. E., & Lamberts, R. R. (2014). Increased haemodynamic adrenergic load with isoflurane anaesthesia in type 2 diabetic and obese rats in vivo. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 13, 161. doi: 10.1186/s12933-014-0161-4

Lamberts, R. R., Lingam, S. J., Wang, H.-Y., Bollen, I. A. E., Hughes, G., Galvin, I. F., Bunton, R. W., Bahn, A., Katare, R., Baldi, J. C., Williams, M. J. A., Saxena, P., Coffey, S., & Jones, P. P. (2014). Impaired relaxation despite upregulated calcium-handling protein atrial myocardium from type 2 diabetic patients with preserved ejection fraction. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 13, 72. doi: 10.1186/1475-2840-13-72

Smeding, L., Plötz, F. B., Lamberts, R. R., van der Laarse, W. J., Kneyber, M. C. J., & Groeneveld, A. B. J. (2012). Mechanical ventilation with high tidal volumes attenuates myocardial dysfunction by decreasing cardiac edema in a rat model of LPS-induced peritonitis. Respiratory Research, 13, 23. doi: 10.1186/1465-9921-13-23

Smeding, L., van der Laarse, W. J., van Veelen, T. A., Lamberts, R. R., Niessen, H. W. M., Kneyber, M. C. J., … Plötz, F. B. (2012). Early myocardial dysfunction is not caused by mitochondrial abnormalities in a rat model of peritonitis. Journal of Surgical Research, 176(1), 178-184. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2011.05.055

de Mooji, Y. M., Bartelings, M. M., Twisk, J. W. R., Lamberts, R. R., Gittenberger-de Groot, A. C., van Vugt, J. M. G., & Bekker, M. N. (2010). Altered jugular vein and ductus venosus flow velocities in fetuses with increased nuchal translucency and distended jugular lymphatic sacs. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 202(6), e566.1-e566.8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2010.01.054

Bouwman, R. A., Vreden, M. J. A., Hamdani, N., Wassenaar, L. E. J., Smeding, L., Loer, S., … Lamberts, R. R. (2010). Effect of bupivacaine on sevoflurane-induced preconditioning in isolated rat hearts. European Journal of Pharmacology, 647(1-3), 132-138. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2010.08.014

Handoko, M. L., Lamberts, R. R., Redout, E. M., de Man, F. S., Boer, C., Simonides, W. S., … Vonk-Noordegraaf, A. (2009). Right ventricular pacing improves right heart function in experimental pulmonary arterial hypertension: A study in the isolated heart. American Journal of Physiology: Heart & Circulatory Physiology, 297(5), H1752-H1759. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00555.2009

Hamdani, N., de Waard, M., Messer, A. E., Boontje, N. M., Kooij, V., van Dijk, S., … Lamberts, R., … van der Velden, J. (2009). Myofilament dysfunction in cardiac disease from mice to men. Journal of Muscle Research & Cell Motility, 29(6-8), 189-201. doi: 10.1007/s10974-008-9160-y

Lamberts, R. R., Onderwater, G., Hamdani, N., Vreden, M. J. A., Steenhuisen, J., Eringa, E. C., … Bouwman, R. A. (2009). Reactive oxygen species—induced stimulation of 5'AMP-activated protein kinase mediates sevoflurane-induced cardioprotection. Circulation, 120(Suppl. 1), S10-S15. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.828426

Lamberts, R. R., Caldenhoven, E., Lansink, M., Witte, G., Vaessen, R. J., St Cyr, J. A., & Stienen, G. J. M. (2007). Preservation of diastolic function in monocrotaline-induced right ventricular hypertrophy in rats. American Journal of Physiology: Heart & Circulatory Physiology, 293(4), H1869-H1876. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00294.2007

Lamberts, R. R., Hamdani, N., Soekhoe, T. W., Boontje, N. M., Zaremba, R., Walker, L. A., … Stienen, G. J. M. (2007). Frequency-dependent myofilament Ca2+ desensitization in failing rat myocardium. Journal of Physiology, 582(2), 695-709. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2007.134486

Bouwman, R. A., Musters, R. J. P., van Beek-Harmsen, B. J., de Lange, J. J., Lamberts, R. R., Loer, S., & Boer, C. (2007). Sevoflurane-induced cardioprotection depends on PKC-α activation via production of reactive oxygen species. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 99(5), 639-645. doi: 10.1093/bja/aem202

Lamberts, R. R., Vaessen, R. J., Westerhof, N., & Stienen, G. J. M. (2007). Right ventricular hypertrophy causes impairment of left ventricular diastolic function in the rat. Basic Research in Cardiology, 102(1), 19-27. doi: 10.1007/s00395-006-0620-5

van der Velden, J., Narolska, N. A., Lamberts, R. R., Boontje, N. M., Borbély, A., Zaremba, R., … Stienen, G. J. M. (2006). Functional effects of protein kinase C-mediated myofilament phosphorylation in human myocardium. Cardiovascular Research, 69, 876-887. doi: 10.1016/j.cardiores.2005.11.021

Westerhof, N., Boer, C., Lamberts, R. R., & Sipkema, P. (2006). Cross-talk between cardiac muscle and coronary vasculature. Physiological Reviews, 86(4), 1268-1308. doi: 10.1152/physrev.00029.2005

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Journal - Research Other

Daniels, L. J., Annandale, M., Koutsifeli, P., Li, X., Bussey, C. T., van Hout, I., Bunton, R. W., … Coffey, S., Katare, R., Lamberts, R. R., … Mellor, K. M. (2021). Elevated myocardial fructose and sorbitol levels are associated with diastolic dysfunction in diabetic patients, and cardiomyocyte lipid inclusions in vitro [Brief communication]. Nutrition & Diabetes, 11, 8. doi: 10.1038/s41387-021-00150-7

Aitken-Buck, H. M., Krause, J., Zeller, T., Jones, P. P., & Lamberts, R. R. (2020). Long-chain acylcarnitines and cardiac excitation-contraction coupling: Links to arrhythmias. Frontiers in Physiology, 11, 577856. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.577856

Moharram, M. A., Lamberts, R. R., Whalley, G., Williams, M. J. A., & Coffey, S. (2019). Myocardial tissue characterisation using echocardiographic deformation imaging. Cardiovascular Ultrasound, 17, 27. doi: 10.1186/s12947-019-0176-9

Aitken-Buck, H. M., & Lamberts, R. R. (2017). To the heart of activation heat. Journal of Physiology, 595(14), 4577-4578. doi: 10.1113/jp274582

Ram, T. P., Fomison-Nurse, I., Gandhi, S., Coffey, S., Saxena, P., Galvin, I., Bunton, R., Williams, M. J. A., Lamberts, R. R., & Katare, R. (2017). The diagnostic sensitivity of circulating cardio-enriched microRNAs is increased after normalization of high-density lipoprotein levels [Short communication]. International Journal of Cardiology, 236, 498-500. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.01.119

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Sethi, S., Augustine, R. A., Bouwer, G. T., Schwenke, D. O., Brown, C. H., & Lamberts, R. R. (2020). Type 2 diabetes is associated with increased activation of brain regions that regulate sympathetic drive to the heart. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1527), (pp. 126). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Moharram, M., van Hout, I., Jones, P., Lamberts, R., Whalley, G., Williams, M., & Coffey, S. (2020). Speckle tracking strain analysis for the detection of changes in left ventricular function in patients with hypertension. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 29(Suppl. 1), (pp. S18). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2020.05.048

Prout, J., Cotter, J., Gibbons, T., Kissling, L., Akerman, A., Hargreaves, E., Campbell, H., Lamberts, R., … Sims, S. (2020). Comparing the effectiveness of 9-day passive vs. active heat acclimation. Journal of Sport & Exercise Science, Suppl., (pp. 29). [Abstract]

Prout, J. R. P., Gibbons, T. D., Kissling, L. S., Akerman, A. P., Lamberts, R. R., Corbett, J., … Hargreaves, E. A., Campbell, H. A., & Cotter, J. D. (2019). The effectiveness of self- versus externally-controlled heat strain, and the heterogeneity of self-regulated heat strain, in active heat acclimation. Journal of Sport & Exercise Science, 3(1), (pp. 17-18). doi: 10.36905/jses.2019.01.01

Aitken-Buck, H. M., Moharram, M., Babakr, A., van Hout, I., Fomison-Nurse, I., Reijers, R., … Williams, M., Jones, P., Coffey, S., & Lamberts, R. (2019). Increasing general adiposity is not associated with hypertrophy of epicardial adipocytes in cardiac surgery patients. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 28(Suppl. 4), (pp. S177). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.06.101

Futi, T., van Hout, I., Fomison-Nurse, I., Bahn, A., Ashley, Z., & Lamberts, R. (2019). Is cardiac fibrosis associated with an earlier requirement of surgical cardiac intervention in Māori and Pacific patients? In A. Finigan, P. Vakaoti, R. Richards & M. Schaaf (Eds.), Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices XVI. (pp. 13). Dunedin, New Zealand: The Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/pacific

Moharram, M., Aitken-Buck, H., Van Hout, I., Reijers, R., Williams, M., Whalley, G., Jones, P., Lamberts, R., & Coffey, S. (2019). Impact of ethnicity on the correlation between body mass index and epicardial adipose tissue. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 28(Suppl. 4), (pp. S251). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.06.276

Parveen, S., Lamberts, R., & Jones, P. (2019). Clock changes in the type 2 diabetic sinoatrial node. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 28(Suppl. 4), (pp. S206). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.06.169

Prout, J., Cotter, J., Lamberts, R., Corbett, J., Sims, S., Kissling, L., Campbell, H., Gibbons, T., & Akerman, A. (2018). The relationship between physiological and psychophysical function throughout heat acclimation. Journal of Sport & Exercise Science, 2(1), (pp. 22). doi: 10.36905/jses.2018.01.01

Lamberts, R., Bussey, C., Wilson, G., & Baldi, C. (2018). Resting heart rate in type 2 diabetes in humans and rats. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 27(Suppl. 2), (pp. S126). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.06.186

Babakr, A. A., Fomison-Nurse, I. C., Jones, P. P., & Lamberts, R. R. (2018). Does human epicardial adipose tissue enhance atrial fibrillation induced by beta adrenergic stimulation in human cardiac muscles? Cardiovascular Research, 114(Suppl. 1), (pp. S11). doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvy060.018

Bussey, C., Iremonger, R., Lamberts, R., & Erickson, J. (2018). Myocardial impairments preceding overt in vivo cardiac dysfunction are prevented by beta blockade in type 2 diabetic Zucker diabetic fatty rats. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 27(Suppl. 2), (pp. S114). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.06.158

Greenman, A., Diffee, G., Wallace, R., Lamberts, R., Erickson, J., & Baldi, C. (2018). Reduced myofilament calcium-sensitivity occurs without phosphorylation of cTnI serine 23/24 in human diabetic cardiomyocytes. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 27(Suppl. 2), (pp. S125). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.06.184

Babakr, A., Fomison-Nurse, I., Van Hout, I., Davis, P., Sugunesegran, R., Crouch, G., … Coffey, S., Bunton, R., Jones, P., & Lamberts, R. (2018). Human epicardial adipose tissue promotes atrial fibrillation through β1-but not β3-adrenergic receptors. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 27(Suppl. 2), (pp. S168). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.06.283

Lamberts, R. R., Babakr, A. A., Fomison-Nurse, I. C., & Jones, P. P. (2018). Effect of human epicardial adipose tissue on calcium-overload-induced atrial fibrillation in human cardiac muscles. Cardiovascular Research, 114(Suppl. 1), (pp. S34). doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvy060.093

Baldi, J. C., Wilkins, G. T., Lamberts, R. R., & Diffee, G. M. (2018). Reduced myofilament calcium-sensitivity in diabetic human left ventricular cardiomyocytes. Cardiovascular Research, 114(Suppl. 1), (pp. S24). doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvy060.056

Bussey, C. T., Wallace, R. S., Lamberts, R. R., & Erickson, J. R. (2017). Beta-blockade restores myocardial function in type 2 diabetic rats via CaMKII-independent mechanisms. Journal of Molecular & Cellular Cardiology, 109(Suppl.), (pp. 34). doi: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2017.06.002

Parveen, S., Lamberts, R., & Jones, P. (2017). Understanding heart rate generation in type 2 diabetes. Proceedings of the University of Otago Student Research Symposium: Te Wānaka Rakahau: Ākoka. (pp. 70-71). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/graduate-research/scholarships/otago643219.html

Bussey, C. T., Ashley, Z., Schwenke, D. O., & Lamberts, R. R. (2017). Increased right cardiac sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve activity in type 2 diabetes. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1467), (pp. 104). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Koutsifeli, P., Benson, V., Liu, J., Lamberts, R., Delbridge, L., & Mellor, K. (2017). Cardiac metabolic and autophagy gene networks are differentially regulated in models of type 1 diabetes, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 26(Suppl. 2), (pp. S103). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.06.138

Lamberts, R. R., Cook, R. F., Bussey, C. T., & Cragg, P. A. (2016). Beta1-, and beta2-adrenoceptor responsiveness in the heart during type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia, 59(Suppl. 1), (pp. S517). doi: 10.1007/s00125-016-4046-9

Erickson, J., Lamberts, R., & Daniels, L. (2016). CaMKII inhibition restores contractility in trabeculae from diabetic rats. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 25(Suppl. 2), (pp. S84-S85). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2016.06.197

Bussey, C. T., Ashley, Z., Schwenke, D. O., & Lamberts, R. R. (2016). Increased right cardiac sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve activity in type 2 diabetes. Proceedings of The Physiological Society, PCB038 . Retrieved from http://www.physoc.org

Cook, R. F., Hughes, G., Bussey, C. T., Cragg, P. A., & Lamberts, R. R. (2015). Mechanically indepdendent ventricular beta2-adrenoceptor stimulation compensates for reduced contractile function in type-2 diabetes. European Heart Journal, 36(Suppl. 1), (pp. 184). doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv399

Lamberts, R. R., Hughes, G., Bussey, C. T., Saxena, P., Galvin, I. F., Noye, M. K., Coffey, S., Williams, M. J. A., Baldi, J. C., Jones, P. P., on behalf of HeartOtago. (2015). Left ventricular calcium-handling proteins in the type 2 diabetic human heart with preserved ejection fraction. European Heart Journal, 36(Suppl. 1), (pp. 312-313). doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv399

Bussey, C. T., & Lamberts, R. R. (2015). Individual contributions of isoflurane anaesthesia and surgical incision to haemodynamic regulation in Zucker Diabetic Fatty rats in vivo. Proceedings of the Australian Physiological Society (AuPS) Conference. Retrieved from http://aups.org.au/Meetings/201511/

Cook, R., Bussey, C., Cragg, P., & Lamberts, R. (2014). Is myocardial β1- and β2-adrenoceptor responsiveness altered in conscious Zucker Diabetic Fatty rats? Heart, Lung & Circulation, 23(Suppl. 1), (pp. e21). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2014.04.182

Bussey, C., de Leeuw, A., & Lamberts, R. (2014). Increased hemodynamic adrenergic load in conscious and anaesthetised type 2 diabetic rats. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1398). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lamberts, R., de Leeuw, A., & Bussey, C. (2014). Exacerbated α-adrenoceptor-mediated vasoconstriction in obese rats during anesthesia. FASEB Journal, 28(1, Suppl.), 681.8. [Abstract]

Cook, R., Bussey, C., Cragg, P., & Lamberts, R. (2014). Hemodynamic effects of β1- and β2-adrenoreceptor stimulation in conscious Zucker diabetic fatty rats. FASEB Journal, 28(1, Suppl.), 1155.7. [Abstract]

Wilson, L., Coffey, S., Hoye, N., Murray, A., Lamberts, R., Williams, M., Wilkins, G., & Baldi, J. C. (2014). Impaired cardiac parasympathetic control in healthy young people with type 1 diabetes. FASEB Journal, 28(1, Suppl.), LB658. [Abstract]

Cook, R., Bussey, C., Cragg, P., & Lamberts, R. (2014). Modulation of heart rate by specific β1- and β2-adrenoceptor stimulation in conscious Zucker type II Diabetic Fatty rats. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1404). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Bussey, C., de Leeuw, A., & Lamberts, R. (2014). Increased α-adrenoceptor sensitivity in Zucker diabetic fatty rats during anesthesia. FASEB Journal, 28(1, Suppl.), 1155.6. [Abstract]

Lamberts, R., Lingam, S., Wang, S., Saxena, P., Galvin, I., Bunton, R., Williams, M., Coffey, S., Baldi, J., & Jones, P. (2013). Impaired functional relaxation despite upregulated calcium handling proteins in human diabetic myocardium. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 22(Suppl. 1), (pp. S57). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2013.05.137

Lingam, S. J., Saxena, P., Coffey, S., Baldi, J. C., Lamberts, R. R., & Jones, P. P. (2012). Hastened relaxation in a non-failing diabetic heart. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci). (pp. 67). Retrieved from http://www.medscinz.co.nz/QRW2012%20MedSci%20Abstracts.pdf

Thaung, A., Baldi, C., Schwenke, D., & Lamberts, R. (2012). Sympathetic modulation of cardiac function in diabetes: Paired in vivo and ex vivo study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1367). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wang, H.-Y., Baldi, J. C., & Lamberts, R. R. (2012). Is the reduced B-adrenergic responsiveness in the diabetic rat heart due to chronotropic and/or inotropic changes? Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci). (pp. 69). Retrieved from http://www.medscinz.co.nz/QRW2012%20MedSci%20Abstracts.pdf

Lingam, S. J., Saxena, P., Coffey, S., Williams, M. J. A., Baldi, J. C., Lamberts, R. R., & Jones, P. P. (2012). Protein expression of SERCA2a and PLB in diabetes. Proceedings of the Oxygen Theme Meeting. (pp. 34). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/research/otago051864.pdf

Lingam, S., Saxena, P., Coffey, S., Williams, M., Baldi, J., Lamberts, R., & Jones, P. (2012). Improved atrial relaxation in human type 2 diabetes mellitus. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1367). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Bussey, C. T., de Leeuw, A. E., & Lamberts, R. R. (2012). Interaction between altered adrenoreceptor function and anaesthesia in obesity in vivo. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci). (pp. 66). Retrieved from http://www.medscinz.co.nz/QRW2012%20MedSci%20Abstracts.pdf

Wang, H.-Y., Baldi, J., Saxena, P., Coffey, S., Williams, M., & Lamberts, R. (2012). Reduced cardiac function and β-adrenergic receptor responsiveness in the isolated human diabetic myocardium. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1367). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Thaung, H. P. A., Yao, Y., Bahn, A., Sammut, I. A., & Lamberts, R. R. (2012). Renal denervation does not restore the attenuated cardiac response to β-adrenergic stimulation in the hypertensive diabetic rat. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 21(12), (pp. 859-860). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2012.08.022

Wang, H.-Y., Baldi, J., & Lamberts, R. (2012). Reduced cardiac response to β–adrenergic stimulation in the diabetic rat heart. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1355). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lamberts, R., Wang, H.-Y., & Baldi, J. (2012). Chronotropic and inotropic modulation by β-adrenergic stimulation in the diabetic rat heart. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 21(Suppl. 1), (pp. S56-S57). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2012.05.144

Thaung, A., & Lamberts, R. (2011). The cardiac response to β-adrenergic stimulation is reduced in the obese rat heart: The role of adenonsine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK). New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1335). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1335/4693/content.pdf

Thaung, A., Sammut, I., Yao, Y., & Lamberts, R. (2011). Effect of chronic renal denervation on cardiac response to β-adrenergic stimulation in diabetic hypertensive rat model. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1346). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1346/4980/content.pdf

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Belworthy, G. B., Fomison-Nurse, I. C., Lamberts, R. R., & Bussey, C. T. (2019, September). Circadian regulation of pacemaker proteins in the right atrium. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Sethi, S., Augustine, R. A., Bouwer, G. T., Schwenke, D. O., Brown, C. H., & Lamberts, R. R. (2019, August-September). Central mechanisms underlying cardiac dysfunction in type 2 diabetes. Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Sethi, S., Augustine, R. A., Schwenke, D. O., Brown, C. H., & Lamberts, R. R. (2018, August). Central regulation of the diabetic heart. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Smeeton, J. H., Khan, N. A., Bussey, C. T., Erickson, J. R., & Lamberts, R. R. (2018, August). α-adrenergic control of the diabetic heart. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Khan, N., Smeeton, J. H., Lamberts, R. R., & Erickson, J. R. (2018, August). Role of CaMKII and alpha-adrenergic stimulation in diabetic heart function. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Smith, W. H., Lamberts, R. R., & Katare, R. (2018, August). Comparing continuous and fluctuating high glucose levels on AC16 cardiomyocytes. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Parveen, S., Lamberts, R. R., & Jones, P. P. (2017, September). Understanding altered heart rate generation in type 2 diabetes. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Satthenapalli, V. R., Hore, T. A., Lamberts, R. R., & Katare, R. (2017, September). Ventricle-specific cardiomyocyte differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Aitken-Buck, H. M., Appleby, S., Pemberton, C. J., & Lamberts, R. R. (2017, September). Myoregulin has no effect on contraction or relaxation of isolated rat hearts. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Satthenapalli, R., Hore, T. A., Lamberts, R. R., & Katare, R. (2016, August). Ventricular specific cardiomyocyte differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells through modulation of molecular pathways. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Nelson, New Zealand.

Babakr, A., Lamberts, R., & Jones, P. (2016, August-September). How does epicardial adipose tissue make the human heart more susceptible to atrial fibrillation? Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Nelson, New Zealand.

Hamer, N. S. J., & Lamberts, R. R. (2013, August). Right atrial and left ventricular isolated trabeculae show functional similarities. Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Bussey, C. T., de Leeuw, A. E., & Lamberts, R. R. (2013, August). Alpha-, but not beta-, adrenoreceptor cardiovascular responses are exacerbated by anaesthesia in obese rats. Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Wang, H.-Y., Baldi, J. C., & Lamberts, R. R. (2012, September). Reduced β-adrenergic responsiveness in the diabetic rat heart. Poster session presented at the Division of Health Sciences Research Forum: Health Matters: Research Excellence at Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Thaung, H. P. A., Baldi, J. C., Schwenke, D. O., & Lamberts, R. R. (2012, September). Direct recording of sympathetic drive to the heart in vivo and cardiac responsiveness to β-adrenergic stimulation ex vivo in diabetic rats. Poster session presented at the Division of Health Sciences Research Forum: Health Matters: Research Excellence at Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Lingam, S. J., Saxena, P., Coffey, S., Williams, M. J. A., Baldi, J. C., Lamberts, R. R., & Jones, P. P. (2012, September). Improved atrial relaxation in human type 2 diabetes mellitus. Poster session presented at the Division of Health Sciences Research Forum: Health Matters: Research Excellence at Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Thaung, H. P. A., & Lamberts, R. R. (2011, September). Cardiac response to β-adrenergic stimulation is reduced in the obese rat heart: The role of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Bouwman, R. A., van den Brom, C. E., & Lamberts, R. R. (2010, November-December). Diet composition induces metabolic changes that alter myocardial function, resistance to ischemia and cardioprotection in the rat heart. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress: A New Decade of Discovery (MedSciNZ), Queenstown, New Zealand.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Futi, T., van Hout, I., Fomison-Nurse, I., Bahn, A., Ashley, Z., & Lamberts, R. (2019, September). Cardiac fibrosis is not associated with an earlier requirement of surgical cardiac intervention in Māori and Pacific patients. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Sethi, S., Augustine, R. A., Bouwer, G. T., Schwenke, D. O., Brown, C. H., & Lamberts, R. R. (2019, September). Central regulation of the diabetic heart. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Aitken-Buck, H. M., van Hout, I., Davis, P. J., Coffey, S., Krause, J., Zeller, T., Jones, P. P., & Lamberts, R. R. (2019, September). Long-chain acylcarnitines as acute modulators of human atrial muscle function. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

van Hout, I., Nicholson, O., Erickson, J. R., Lamberts, R. R., & Jones, P. P. (2017, September). Alterations in calcium handling proteins in diabetic and non-diabetic patient with or without post-operative atrial fibrillation. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Babakr, A. A., Fomison-Nurse, I. C., Jones, P. P., & Lamberts, R. R. (2017, September). Does epicardial adipose tissue make the human heart more susceptible to atrial fibrillation? Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Bussey, C. T., Ashley, Z., Schwenke, D. O., & Lamberts, R. R. (2017, September). Increased right cardiac sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve activity in type 2 diabetes. Invited presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Calverley, J. R., Erickson, J. R., & Lamberts, R. R. (2017, September). Determining the physiological importance of CaMKII in alpha-adrenergic (α-AR) regulation of heart function in mice. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Daniels, L. J., Lamberts, R. R., McDonald, F., Pereira, L., Bers, D. M., & Erickson, J. R. (2017, September). The role of calcium calmodulin dependent protein kinase II in type 2 diabetic cardiac dysfunction. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Daniels, L. J., Lamberts, R. R., McDonald, F. J., & Erickson, J. R. (2016, August). CaMKII inhibition restores contractile performance in cardiac muscle from a rat model of type 2 diabetes. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Nelson, New Zealand.

Daniels, L. J., McDonald, F. J., Lamberts, R. R., & Erickson, J. R. (2016, August-September). The effects of CaMKII inhibition on post-rest behavior and spontaneous contractions in isolated Zucker diabetic fatty rat cardiac muscle. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Nelson, New Zealand.

Lamberts, R. (2016, August-September). Changes in β-AR signalling in the human diabetic heart. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Nelson, New Zealand.

Lamberts, R. (2014, November). Impaired relaxation in human diabetic myocardium...or not? Verbal presentation at the HeartOtago First Australasian Symposium: Bench to Bedside and Back: New Advances in Cardiovascular Research, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Lingam, S. J., Wang, S. H. Y., Saxena, P., Galvin, I. F., Bunton, R. W., Williams, M. J. A., Coffey, S., Baldi, J. C., Jones, P. P., & Lamberts, R. R. (2013, August). Relaxation in human diabetic myocardium. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Bussey, C. T., de Leeuw, A. E., & Lamberts, R. R. (2013, August). Exacerbated alpha adrenoceptor-mediated vasoconstriction in obese rats during anaesthesia. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Hamer, N. S. J., & Lamberts, R. R. (2013, August). Functional myocardial similarities between right atrial and left ventricular isolated trabeculae. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Thaung, H. P. A., Yao, Y., Sammut, I. A., & Lamberts, R. R. (2011, August). The effect of chronic renal denervation on cardiac response to β-adrenergic stimulation in hypertensive diabetic rat. Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

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