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PhD MD TRR219-associated students

Marieke Sternkopf


PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research

Project: From the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease to new therapeutic approaches

PI: Heidi Noels

Thrombotic microangiopathies (TMA) are rare diseases associated with poor prognosis, which often lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD) with respective consequences. PDGF stimulates the formation of fibrosis in CKD, but also promotes the regeneration of endothelial cells. The aim of this study is to investigate the potential dual role of PDGF in an animal model of TMA.

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