Research report 2014 - Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
G-protein-mediated signaling cascades in the cardiovascular and immune system
G-Protein-Gruppe innerhalb der Abteilung II (Pharmakologie)
SummaryHeterotrimeric G-proteins transduce signals from activated G-protein-coupled receptors to intracellular signaling cascades. Scientists at the MPI for Heart and Lung Research have a longstanding interest in the role of the families Gq/G11 and G12/G13, their upstream activators and downstream effectors, in cardiovascular and immunological functions. The long-term goal of their work is to identify new targets for the treatment of chronic cardiovascular and immune disease.