Molecular Medicine

Kupatt, Christian

AAV gene editing. Large animal models. Pre-clinical research. Pre-clinical research models

The working group "Molecular Intervention" is interested in therapeutic approaches intervening in the molecular signaling of cardiovascular diseases. In doing so, a broad spectrum of cardiological diseases are covered by large animal models, e.g. ischemia/reperfusion, chronic ischemic heart disease, heart hypertrophy and hereditary cardiomyopathy. Besides pharmocological agents, Adeno-associated viruses (AAV)are used as vehicles to intervene in pathological signalling pathways. They are able to transduce efficiently and lastingly the myocardium by low activation of the immune system.