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M. Shakil Ahmed, Research scientist, PhD

Ahmed, Shakil M

Department Institute for Surgical Research, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet

Current research focus

To uncover the role of myocardial growth factors belonging to the CCN gene family in normal physiology of the heart and in heart failure. Current focus is on myocardial CCN2 – connective tissue growth factor. Myocardial expression of CCN2 is repressed in the postnatal heart, but is substantially induced in heart failure. However, the function of CCN2 in the failing heart is yet to be resolved.

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