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CVR Onlife: Commentaries on recent articles of interest

Review of articles published July-September 2017

IL-10 reprogramming of metabolismin macrophages through mitophagy

jyoti-patel-2017.jpgDr Jyoti Patel is British Heart Foundation, Centre of Research Excellence
Intermediate Transition Fellow in Cardiovascular Science at the Radcliffe
Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford. Her research is
focused on downstream chemokine receptor regulation in leukocyte
trafficking in the inflammatory and repair phase following myocardial in-
farction. Her work involves exploring the mechanisms that regulate
leukocyte accumulation at inflammatory sites, which will help to identify
novel therapeutic targets in MI and heart failure. (Cardiovascular Research (2017) 113, e40–e41)

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The unexpected intelligence: what is the naked mole–rat’s secret to surviving oxygen deprivation?


Dr Senka Ljubojevic-Holzer earned a PhD in Molecular Medicine at the
Medical University of Graz (Austria). After graduation, she was granted a
‘Hertha Firnberg’ fellowship. She investigates subcellular ion homeostasis and excitation-transcription coupling. She will continue her research in the field of myocardial remodelling in hypertrophy and heart failure within the frame of senior post-doctoral fellowship ‘Elise Richter’, which she was granted last year (2017–20). (Cardiovascular Research (2017) 113, e27–e28)

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Embracing the complexity of RNA regulatory networks: layer by layer


Dr Nicola Smart is a British Heart Foundation (BHF)-funded Senior
Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. She leads a team of researchers who study the embryonic heart to identify multipotent cardiovascular progenitors and mechanisms that allow the reactivation of developmental processes in the adult for regeneration. More precisely, her work has revealed the potential to reactivate dormant adult epicardial cells for repair of the infarcted heart. (Cardiovascular Research (2017) 113, e22–e23)

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