Prof. Dr. Jean Claude Perriard

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Prof. Dr. Jean Claude Perriard

ETH Zurich
Formerly at Institute of Cell Biology
(New: Insitute of Molecular Health Sciences)

Prof. Dr. Jean Claude Perriard



Biogenesis of Heart Cytoarchitecture

The heart is vital for maintaining life by circulating fluids containing oxygen, nutrients and waste. Cardiomyocytes have a unique cytoarchitecture and generate force by contraction of myofibrils. Their force is transmitted by intercalated discs, cell-cell contacts exclusive to heart. Explorations of structure/function focus on:

  • Assembly of sarcomeres
  • Integration of myofibrils into heart muscle
  • Maintenance of contraction in developing & diseased heart

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