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Cell signalling and apoptosis group

The Cell Signaling and Apoptosis Group is interested in the following lines of research:

  1. Study of the processes that regulate cell differentiation, survival and death in cardiac tissue involving the different cell types that are part of it: muscle cells, heart fibroblasts and endothelial cells. In-depth knowledge of the mechanisms involved in these processes and the involvement of different tissue cells is crucial for the design of new therapies for diseases of the cardiovascular system.
  2. Characterization of the functions of EndoG mitochondrial endonuclease in metabolic control at both the cellular and whole organism level and its relevance in human metabolic pathologies.
  3. Explore the function of the TATDN1 gene in mammals, which has not been studied to date. Its conservation over time suggests that it may have biologically relevant functions for cells and the body.