Filogonio R, Wang T, Danielsen C. Analysis of vascular mechanical properties of the yellow anaconda reveals increased elasticity and distensibility of the pulmonary artery during digestion. J Exp Biol. 2018;221: pubmed publisher
Filogonio R, Wang T, Taylor E, Abe A, Leite C. Vagal tone regulates cardiac shunts during activity and at low temperatures in the South American rattlesnake, Crotalus durissus. J Comp Physiol B. 2016;186:1059-1066 pubmed
..We conclude that vagal control of pulmonary conductance is an active mechanism regulating cardiac shunts in C. durissus. ..
Filogonio R, Joyce W, Wang T. Nitrergic cardiovascular regulation in the African lungfish, Protopterus aethiopicus. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2017;207:52-56 pubmed publisher
..Our data also suggests that NO exerts a tonic dampening of myocardial oxygen consumption which may be particularly important during aestivation. ..
Filogonio R, Alcantara Costa Leite C, Wang T. Vascular distensibilities have minor effects on intracardiac shunt patterns in reptiles. Zoology (Jena). 2017;122:46-51 pubmed publisher
..We speculate that the lack of correlation in these phylogenetically distant species may indicate that this is a common trend within non-crocodilian reptiles. ..
Filogonio R, Costa Leite C, Wang T. Reply to the commentary by Hillman et al. on: "Vascular distensibilities have minor effects on intracardiac shunt patterns in reptiles" by Filogonio et al. (2017). Zoology (Jena). 2017;122:55-57 pubmed publisher
..We hope these suggestions may help future clarification of the relative importance of passive arterial mechanical properties compared to autonomic regulation in determining intracardiac shunts in both amphibians and reptiles. ..