HEART PHYSIOPATHOLOGY

SCIENTIFIC AREA
Cardiovascular Biology and Cardiovascular Diseases
CENTER
Hospital Universitario La Paz
VACANCIES
1
CONTACT E-MAIL
mvelasco@iib.uam.es
DESCRIPTION OF THE OFFER

Ischemic cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. In spite of modern treatment, acute myocardial

infarction (AMI) still carries significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Even though standard of care therapy improves

symptoms and also long-term prognosis of patients with AMI, it does not improve the mortality rates. So, new research

related to AMI pathophysiology is needed. Our project aims to determine the role of a key receptor of the innate immune

system; NOD1 (nucleotide binding oligomerization domain containing 1) in the AMI progression. The present translational study purposes to determine whether NOD1 can

be a new clinical biomarker of cardiac damage, uncovering a novel potential target in the AMI treatment.

MASTER
Molecular Biomedicine