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MHI Seminar Series presents John W. Elrod, Ph.D., Director, Cardiovascular Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

November 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Summary of Seminar:  Dr. Elrod’s Lab recently reported that glutaminolysis is essential for the epigenetic changes permissive to activation of the myofibroblast differentiation program and cardiac fibrosis. In fact, targeting these pathways is sufficient to reverse fibrosis in models of heart failure. These findings implicate metabolic remodeling as a critical feature of myofibroblast formation and persistence in the diseased heart. This presentation will highlight metabolite-dependent epigenetic signaling, new data implicating paracellular metabolic crosstalk as prominent mechanism in myofibroblast formation, and novel therapeutic targets in cardiac fibrosis and heart failure.

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Pagano Conference Room (LCCC 00-002)
450 West Dr.
Chapel HIll, North Carolina 27599
United States
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November 16, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 pm


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Sherri Childs
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