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PhD MD TRR219-associated students

David Schumacher


MD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research

Project: The role of FGF23  after myocardial infarction

PI: Elisa Liehn

FGF23 is a protein mainly produced in osteocytes and acting on the kidney to regulate phosphate homeostasis and vitamin D metabolism. It has recently been shown to be directly correlated with cardiovascular mortality after myocardial infarction. However, the role of FGF23 in remodeling processes after acute myocardial infarction is still unknown.

We investigate the local role and function of FGF23 in a mouse model of myocardial infarction induced by left anterior descending artery ligation.

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