Ju Chen Laboratory In the Department of Medicine

"Understanding the Molecular Basis of Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Disease"

Prof. Dr. Ju Chen

  • Ju Chen, PhD.
    Professor of Medicine
    AHA Endowed Chair
    Director of Basic Cardiac Research
    School of Medicine
    UC San Diego
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About the Lab

My lab is interested in understanding the molecular basis of cardiac and skeletal myopathy. We are also studying a number of signaling pathways underlying cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure.
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  • October 2020: p38 MAPK reins in right ventricular growth. More information here.
  • August 2020: Homozygous G650del nexilin variant causes cardiomyopathy in mice. More information here.
  • July 2020: Nexilin Is Necessary for Maintaining the Transverse-Axial Tubular System in Adult Cardiomyocytes. More information here.
  • June 2020: Atypical ALPK2 Kinase Is Not Essential for Cardiac Development and Function. More information here.
  • April 2020: Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate Receptors Are Essential for Fetal-Maternal Connection and Embryo Viability. More information here.
  • April 2020: O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine Transferase Plays an Essential Role in Heart Development Through Regulating angiopoietin-1. More information here.
  • March 2020: Identifying the Cardiac Dyad Proteome In Vivo by a BioID2 Knock-In Strategy. More information here.
  • March 2020: Loss of Filamin C Is Catastrophic for Heart Function. More information here.
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