Recent Faculty Publication: SR-BI (Scavenger Receptor Class B Type 1) Is Critical in Maintaining Normal T-Cell Development and Enhancing Thymic Regeneration

Zhong Zheng , Junting Ai , Ling Guo , Xiang Ye , Subbarao Bondada , Deborah Howatt**, Alan Daugherty*, and Xiang-An Li*AbstractObjective- Continuous T-cell production from thymus is essential in replenishing...

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Recent Faculty Publication: Reporting Sex and Sex Differences in Preclinical Studies

Hong S. Lu*, Ann Marie Schmidt , Robert A. Hegele , Nigel Mackman , Daniel J. Rader , Christian Weber , and Alan Daugherty*The Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, Vascular Biology (ATVB) journal publishes research...

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Recent Faculty Publication: Macrophages play critical roles in atherogenesis

Chia-Hua Wua, Alan Daugherty*, and Hong Lu*This commentary summarizes three recent publications that  have  elucidated effects of mediator subunit 1 (MED1) [3&&], Ca2þ/calmodu- lin-dependent protein...

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The NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases, in collaboration with the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) announce the availability of...

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Recent Faculty Publication: Renin-Angiotensin System and Cardiovascular Functions

Chia-Hua Wu, Shayan Mohammadmoradi, Jeff Z. Chen, Hisashi Sawada**, Alan Daugherty* and Hong S. Lu*The renin-angiotensin system plays critical roles in maintaining normal cardiovascular functions and...

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Recent Faculty Publication: Cathelicidin Related Antimicrobial Peptide (CRAMP) Enhances Bone Marrow Cell Retention and Attenuates Cardiac Dysfunction in a Mouse Model of Myocardial Infarction

Yuri M. Klyachkin, Amr Idris, Christopher B. Rodell, Himi Tripathi, Shaojing Ye, Prabha Nagareddy, Ahmed Asfour, Erhe Gao, Rahul Annabathula, Mariusz Ratajczak, Jason A. Burdick, Ahmed Abdel-Latif* ...

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Cardiovascular Research Day Features Science From Regional, National Researchers

Last week, more than 200 faculty, staff, and trainees from across the nation attended the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute's Cardiovascular Research Day to share the latest research on cardiovascular health...

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2018 Poster Session Winners- 21st Annual Gill Heart Association Cardiovascular Research Day

The 21st Annual Gill Heart Association Cardiovascular Research Day was a huge success, thanks to  the expectional presentations from our trainees,staff, and featured speakers! This year featured over 60 poster...

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Cardiovascular Research Day: Downloads and Links

Research Blitz JudgingDetailed Event ScheduleBrief Event Schedule2018 Abstract Book

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21st Annual Cardiovascular Research Day - A Look Ahead at the Day

The 21st Annual Gill Heart Cardiovascular Research Day is this Friday, September 21! Overview of the Day:The event will be held at the Lexington Convention Center, Bluegrass Ballrooms.  Participant Check-In...

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Recent Faculty Publication: High-density lipoprotein inhibits serum amyloid A–mediated reactive oxygen species generation and NLRP3 inflammasome activation

Preetha Shridas, Maria C. De Beer*, Nancy Webb*DOI: amyloid A (SAA) is a high-density apolipoprotein whose plasma levels can increase more than...

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Trainee Presentations - 2018 Cardiovascular Research Day

This year’s Cardiovascular Research Day welcomes four trainee presentations from across several areas of the university. Two blocks of trainee presentations will highlight unique studies into cardiovascular...

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Recent Faculty Publication: Drebrin - a New Player in Angiotensin II-induced Aortopathies

Sawada, H**., B. C. Wright, J. Z. Chen, H. S. Lu*, and A. Daugherty* August 2018 - no abstract Despite major advances in hypertension therapy, even optimally treated...

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Featured Speaker Highlights: 2018 Cardiovascular Research Day

Click here to register for Research DayFeatured SpeakersMary McDermott, M.D.Jeremiah Stamler Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineMary M. McDermott MD is the Jeremiah Stamler Professor...

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Recent Faculty Publication: Serum Amyloid A Is an Exchangeable Apolipoprotein

Patricia G. Wilson, Joel C. Thompson, Preetha Shridas, Patrick J. McNamara, Maria C. de Beer*, Frederick C. de Beer*, Nancy R. Webb*, Lisa R. Tannock* Objective— SAA (serum amyloid A) is a family of acute-...

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Registration Now Open for the 2018 Cardiovascular Research Day

Registration is now open for the 21st annual University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day! Hurry, registration and abstract submission closes on September 7. Click Here to Register!...

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