ATHEROCHEMOKINE

Investigation of the role of CXCL5/CXCR1 pathway in atherosclerosis

 Coordinatore MAX-DELBRUCK-CENTRUM FUR MOLEKULARE MEDIZIN IN DER HELMHOLTZ-GEMEINSCHAFT 

 Organization address address: ROBERT ROSSLE STRASSE 10
city: BERLIN
postcode: 13125

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Michael
Cognome: Bader
Email: send email
Telefono: -11580
Fax: -11497

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 161˙661 €
 EC contributo 161˙661 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF
 Funding Scheme MC-IEF
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-07-01   -   2012-08-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    MAX-DELBRUCK-CENTRUM FUR MOLEKULARE MEDIZIN IN DER HELMHOLTZ-GEMEINSCHAFT

 Organization address address: ROBERT ROSSLE STRASSE 10
city: BERLIN
postcode: 13125

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Michael
Cognome: Bader
Email: send email
Telefono: -11580
Fax: -11497

DE (BERLIN) coordinator 161˙661.00

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cardiovascular    disease    clinical    instability    model    axis    rupture    atherosclerosis    plaque    leucocytes    knockout    mouse    cxcr    atheromatous    plaques    cxcl   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in Europe and atherosclerosis, a disease of arteries, is the major contributor to this burden. Leucocytes, which are recruited by chemokines, participate in all disease stages: atheromatous plaque formation, instability, and rupture, the latter one being the cause of acute myocardial infarction. My findings suggest that the CXCL5 chemokine may play a role in atherosclerosis. I thus propose to investigate the effects of CXCL5 and its receptor CXCR1 in atherosclerosis. Blockade of the CXCL5/CXCR1 axis will be carried out using both a neutralizing antibody approach (anti-CXCL5) and a chimera mouse model approach (CXCR1 knockout cell transfer), in two mouse models of atherosclerosis, one displaying induced unstable plaques and the other natural plaque ruptures. This will provide insight into the role of CXCL5/CXCR1 axis in atheromatous plaque instability and rupture. Importantly, different types of leucocytes express CXCR1 and the development of a conditional CXCR1 knockout mouse model will provide a better understanding of CXCR1 functions in terms of its spatiotemporal dynamics. Critically, the analysis of human plaques will substantiate these findings in a clinical setting. The findings of this study will define the function of CXCL5/CXCR1 axis in atherosclerosis and offer significant potential for novel therapeutic targets and/or markers for atherosclerosis. The IEF would provide me with the opportunity to enhance my skill base by gaining expertise across a range of disciplines including transgenic mouse development, functional immunological techniques, bioengineering and clinical research. This project involves a collaborative effort across three European countries, offering the potential for an exchange of ideas and the further development of future synergies and interactions. These qualities will be fundamental to establish myself, as an independent scientist in molecular inflammation and cardiovascular research.'

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