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Novel insights into sex-specific and oestrogen-dependent mechanisms in myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury

Project description

Sex-based differences in the induction of cell death associated with IRI

Ischaemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) occurs during the restoration of coronary blood flow after myocardial infarction (MI). The pathophysiology of cardiomyocyte dysfunction and death during IRI is well studied, but the relevance of sex-based differences in this context is poorly understood. The goal of the EU-funded SEXOGENIRI project is to elucidate the effect of biological sex in the induction of cell death in the course of IRI. The project will examine mouse and human hearts using a panel of techniques, including in vivo surgery, in vitro cell line evaluation, state-of-the-art microscopy, mitochondrial respiratory study, and traditional molecular biology methods.

Objective

Acute myocardial infarction (MI) accounts for millions of morbidity and mortality cases worldwide. While the underlying pathophysiology of cardiomyocyte dysfunction and death during MI-related ischaemia/reperfusion injury (IRI), which occurs due to the restoration of coronary blood flow after MI, is well established, the relevance of sex-based differences in this context is poorly understood. In this action, we aim at understanding the effect of biological sex in the induction of a novel form of cell death in the setting of IRI. The project will examine both mouse and human hearts and will benefit from a range of techniques including, but not limited to in vivo surgery, in vitro cell line evaluation, state-of-the-art microscopy, mitochondrial respirometry and molecular biology methods. The content of the action will enable the researcher to restart his career and gain important academic, interpersonal and laboratory skills. It will also provide an opportunity for the researcher to publish in major journals and disseminate his findings to scientists and the public, which will ultimately help him establish himself in the field of cardiovascular science. The action also helps raise the research and academic profile of the host team and institution and contribute to the development of strong intra-European science networking. Overall, this action aims at contributing to the scientific progress of the researcher and pave the way for the identification of novel therapeutic targets for IRI with direct translational potential.

Coordinator

HASKOLI ISLANDS
Net EU contribution
€ 294 359,04
Address
SAEMUNDARGOTU 2
101 Reykjavik
Iceland

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Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 294 359,04