Researchers in the Shohet Laboratory are engaged in exploring the response of the stressed heart in mouse models.
Current Research focuses on:
1. HIF-1 Overexpression
2. Endothelial Responses to Cardiovascular Stress
3. Elucidating the Role of Endothelin-1 in the Heart
4. Ultrasound Targeted Microbubble Destruction (UTMD)
5. Human Genetics
Shared with COBRE Mouse Phenotyping Core.
Used to monitor cardiovascular activity in mice.
"The basic Nucleofector® II Device is a single cuvette based system that has been used in research labs since 2001. It allows efficient transfection of hard-to-transfect cell lines and primary cells with different substrates, e.g. DNA vectors or siRNA oligonucleotides, in low throughput format."
This animal model is a knock-out model that focuses on cardio-specific diseases. Dr. Shohet has 3 animal models (strains) to study the endothelin system.
Tat-inducable oxygen stabilize cardiospecific HIF 1 alpha.
This is a mutagenized plasmid that is resistant to oxygen.