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Hoar PF, Shiverick KT, Hamrell BB, Alpert NR (1971) The ATPase activity and Ca2+ affinity of myosin B from hypertrophied nonfailing cat hearts. In Cardiac Hypertrophy, edited by NR Alpert, New York, Academic Press, pp. 333-344

Russell DH, Shiverick KT, Hamrell BB, Alpert NR (1971) Polyamine synthesis during initial phases of
stress-induced cardiac hypertrophy. Am J Physiol 221: 1287-1291

Blackburn H, Taylor HL, Hamrell BB, Buskirk E, Channing WC, Thoresen RD (1973) Premature
ventricular complexes induced by stress testing: their frequency and response to physical
conditioning. Am J Cardiol 31: 441-448

Rouslin W, Cubicciotti RS, Edwards WD, Matlib MA. Wilson RD, Hamrell BB, Schwartz A (1978)
Phosphorylative respiratory activity of mitochondria isolated from the left and right ventricles of rabbit hearts following partial pulmonary trunk occlusion. J Mol Cell Cardiol 11: 91-99

Low RB, Hamrell BB (1973) Structural and functional comparison of myosin from the rabbit
oryctolagus cunniculus and the marmot marmota monax. Comp Biochem Physiol 51b: 29-35

Hamrell BB, Panaanan R, Trono J, Alpert NR (1975) A stable, sensitive, low-compliance capacitance
force transducer. J Appl Physiol 38: 190-195

Shiverick KT, Hamrell BB, Alpert NR (1976) Structural and functional properties of myosin associated with the development of compensatory cardiac hypertrophy. J Mol Cell Cardiol 8: 837-851

Hamrell BB, Alpert NR (1977) The mechanical characteristics of hypertrophied rabbit cardiac muscle in the absence of congestive heart failure: the contractile and series elastic elements. Circ Res 40: 20-25

Hamrell BB, Low RB (1978) The relationship of zero load shortening velocity (Vmax) to myosin ATPase
activity in myocardium from rabbits and marmots at several temperatures. Pfugers Archiv 377: 119-124

Hultgren PB, Hamrell BB (1985) Decreased auxotonic sarcomere shortening in hypertrophied rabbit
myocardium. Am J Physiol 249: 820-826

Hamrell BB, Roberts E, Carkin J (1986) Myocyte morphology of free wall trabeculae in right
ventricular pressure overload hypertrophy in rabbits. J Mol Cell Cardiol18: 127-138

Hultgren PB, Hamrell BB (1986) Increased active elastic stiffness in tetanized papillary muscles from hypertrophied rabbit hearts. Basic Res Cardiol 81: 508-516

Capeless MA, Hamrell BB (1987) Active force during hypoxia of hypertrophied rabbit right ventricular trabeculae. Am J Physiol 252: H945-H952

Hamrell BB, Hultgren PB (1989) Isotonic muscle and sarcomere shortening in rabbit right ventricular preparations. Basic Res Cardiol 84: 544-555

Hamrell BB, Hultgren PB (1992) Reduced isotonic sarcomere shortening in rabbit right ventricular
pressure overload hypertrophy. J Mol Cell Cardiol 24: 133-147

Hamrell BB, Dey SK (1993) Sarcomere shortening velocity in pressure overload hypertrophied rabbit right ventricular myocardium at physiological sarcomere lengths. J Mol Cell Cardiol 25: 1483-1500

Hamrell BB, Huber SA, Leslie KO (1994) Reduced unloaded sarcomere shortening velocity and a shift to a slower myosin isoform in acute murine Coxsackievirus myocarditis. Circ Res 75: 462-472

Hamrell BB (2016) John Paul Jones: An Overlooked Autopsy Finding That May Explain His Terminal Illness. J Forensic Sc 61: 540-544




Alpert NR, Hamrell BB, Halpern W (1971) The mechanical properties of the isolated papillary muscle from the thirteen line ground squirrel. In: Hibernation and Hypothermia, Perspectives and Challenges, edited by FE South, JP Hannon, JR Willis, ET Pengelley, and NR Alpert. New York, Elsevier Publishing Company, pp. 421-455

Alpert NR, Hamrell BB, Halpern W (1974) Mechanical and biochemical correlates of cardiac
hypertrophy. Circ Res 34 and 35 (Suppl II): 71-82

Hamrell BB, Hultgren PB, Dale L (1983) Reduced auxotonic sarcomere shortening in pressure-overload hypertrophy: Subcellular cardiac compensation. In: Myocardial Hypertrophy and Failure, edited by NR Alpert. New York, Raven Press, pp. 311-322

Hamrell BB, Hultgren PB (1986) Sarcomere shortening in pressure overload hypertrophy. Fed Proc
45: 543-548

Hamrell BB, Huber SA, Leslie KO (1995) Depressed unloaded sarcomere shortening velocity in acute
murine Coxsackievirus myocarditis: Myocardial remodeling in the absence of necrosis or hypertrophy. Eur Heart J 16 Suppl O: 31-35

Hamrell BB (2001) The basic science foundations of clinical medicine: introducing beginning medical

students to the study of clinical cases. Pathology Education 25: 34




Alpert NR, Hamrell BB (1976) Cardiac Hypertrophy: a compensatory and anticompensatory response
to stress. In Cardiac Physiology for the Clinician, edited by M Vassalle. New York, Academic Press, pp. 174 to 201

Alpert NR, Hamrell BB, Mulieri LA (1979) Heart muscle mechanics. Ann Rev Physiol 4: 521-537

Hamrell BB, Alpert NR (1985) Experimental myocardial hypertrophy. In: The Ventricle, edited by H
Levine and WB Gaasch. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Boston, pp. 185-207

Hamrell BB, Alpert NR (1986) Cellular basis of the mechanical properties of hypertrophied
myocardium. In: Handbook of Experimental Cardiology, edited by HM Fozzard, E. Haber, RB Jennings, AM Katz and HE Morgan. Raven Press, New York, pp. 1507-1524

Huber SA, Hamrell BB, Knowlton KU (1997) Lessons from Animal Models of Viral Myocarditis. In: Role of Immune Mechanisms in Cardiovascular Disease, edited by H-P Schultheiss and P Schwimmbeck. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp 35-43


            Teaching Publication


Hamrell BB (1999) The basic science foundations of clinical medicine: a course that facilitates
independent learning in the basic sciences. Presentation at the Fourth Biennial Conference of the International Association of Medical Science Educators, 17 to 20 July, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Barrett et al., Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology, 23rd ed., McGraw-Hill Lange Textbook, 2010. Authored iPod clinical cases - Medical PodClass - and explanations of multiple choice questions with each chapter.

Cardiovascular Physiology, A Test and E-Resource for Active Learning. Oxford, CRC/Taylor and Francis. 2018, In Press

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