Molecular Cardiology

Molecular Cardiology

While the basic knowledge about the fundamental molecules of life, such as DNA, RNA, proteins and metabolites, has grown apace in recent decades, the study of the interactions between these molecules is generally much less developed, and is currently of great scientific interest.

Group of Molecular Cardiology Cardiovascular Genetics Center study those genes and proteins, as well as the interactions between them, the abnormal function of which may be the cause of cardiovascular disease. Specifically, this unit is devoted to the study of cardiac ion channels that regulate the transmission of the electrical impulse to the heart, using techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology. The aim is to understand what factors regulate expression of ion channels from the corresponding gene (Dr. Sara Pagans), and the protein is transported to the cell membrane (Dr. Marcel Verges), which post-translational modifications affect function channels (Dr. Pedro Beltran), and a very special and known mutations affecting the production, transport and ion channel function.

Cardiovascular Genetics Center
IDIBGI C/ Dr Castany s/n, Parc Hospitalari Martí i Julià (M-2) 17290, Salt, Girona . Tel: 872 987087 · gencardio.diagnostics@gencardio.com