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Genes and Cardiovascular Function

  • Bohuslav Ostadal
  • Makoto Nagano
  • Naranjan S. Dhalla

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Genes and the Heart

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vladimír Vonka
      Pages 7-17
  3. Development and Gender

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Robert J. Tomanek, Lance P. Christensen
      Pages 21-28
    3. Jennifer Rueger, Balwant S. Tuana
      Pages 29-41
    4. Cecilia Hurtado, Thane G. Maddaford, Grant N. Pierce
      Pages 43-56
    5. Rushita A. Bagchi, Michael P. Czubryt
      Pages 57-65
    6. Jane-Lise Samuel, Claude Delcayre, Bernard Swynghedauw
      Pages 67-76
  4. Mitochondrial Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Chihiro Shikata, Masami Nemoto, Takanori Ebisawa, Akihiro Nishiyama, Nobuakira Takeda
      Pages 79-84
    3. Teruhiko Toyo-oka, Toshihiro Tanaka, Licht Toyo-oka, Katsushi Tokunaga
      Pages 85-92
    4. Stephen W. Schaffer, Chian Ju Jong
      Pages 93-100
  5. Ischemic Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Rudolf Poledne, Jaroslav A. Hubacek
      Pages 103-111
    3. Kouichi Ozaki, Toshihiro Tanaka
      Pages 113-120
    4. Anna Vasku, Jiri Blahak, Daniel Baumgartner, Julie Bienertova-Vasku
      Pages 121-134
    5. Tana Ravingerova, Adriana Adameova, Slavka Carnicka, Tara Kelly, Martina Nemcekova, Jana Matejikova et al.
      Pages 135-148
    6. Jaroslav A. Hubacek, Rudolf Poledne
      Pages 149-157

About this book


Rapid advances in molecular medicine have led to pronounced new developments in experimental and clinical cardiology.  In the embrace of modern molecular biology and bridging the gap between the clinical and the genomic, cardiovascular medicine has seen major strides in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms that drive disease progression.  The ability to rapidly identify candidate human genes for cardiovascular diseases lends itself to the development of diverse strategies for disease treatment and management.  The wide variety of gene expressions proffers excellent targets for novel therapeutics.  Gene therapy is steadily increasing in viability and represents a fascinating arena of research and clinical focus.


This book is based on two international Mendel symposia on “Genes and the Heart,” joint meetings of the Japanese and European sections of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences.  Highlighting selected symposia contributions, this book explores the role of molecular biology and genetics in the basic knowledge, genesis, and clinical interventions of cardiovascular diseases.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bohuslav Ostadal
    • 1
  • Makoto Nagano
    • 2
  • Naranjan S. Dhalla
    • 3
  1. 1.Czech Republic, Institute of PhysiologyAcademy of Sciences of thePragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Jikei University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  3. 3.St. Boniface General Hospital, Research CentreInstitute of Cardiovascular SciencesWinnipegCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Genes and Cardiovascular Function
  • Editors Bohuslav Ostadal
    Makoto Nagano
    Naranjan S. Dhalla
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-7206-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-7804-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-7207-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 264
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Medical Biochemistry
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