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Study of the intercalating discs in the Emery-Dreifuss heart

Objective: To study the intercalary discs in Emery-Dreifuss hearts with the aim of identifying the defects of protein interaction at the base of the conduction defect

Researchers: Giovanna Lattanzi (Coordinator) - CNR researcher, Elisa Schena - CNR Researcher, Vittoria Cenni - CNR Researcher, Cristina Capanni - CNR Researcher.

The project will be carried out in collaboration with Dr. Marta Columbaro of the Laboratory of Musculoskeletal Cell Biology of the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute. 

Status: in progress

EDMD1 Project

Evaluation of Autophagy as a possible therapeutic target in the Muscular Dystrophy of Emery-Dreifuss type 1 (EDMD1)

Objective: To determine if autophagy is altered in cells by EDMD1 patients and if treatment with rapamycin is able to reactivate the possible blockage of the autophagy flow in these cells.

RESEARCHERS: Cristina Capanni (Coordinator) CNR Researcher - Giovanna Lattanzi First CNR Researcher - Vittoria Cenni CNR Researcher - Camilla Evangelisti CNR Researcher - Elisabetta Mattioli CNR Researcher - Stefano Squarzoni CNR First Researcher

Status: in progress

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