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Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology

Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology

Heidelberg University

Im Neuenheimer Feld 326

69120 Heidelberg

Germany

 

 

Managing Director

 

Prof. Dr. Markus Hecker

 

phone:

+49 6221 54-4036

fax:

+49 6221 54-4038

e-mail:

hecker@physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de



Secretary

 

Barbara Richards

 

phone:

+49 6221 54-4035

fax:

+49 6221 54-4038

e-mail:

sekretariat.hecker@physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de

 

 

 

 

Deputy Managing Director

 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Draguhn

 

Phone:

+49 6221 54-4057

Fax:

+49 6221 54-6364

E-Mail:

andreas.draguhn@physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de

The Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology is a scientific institution assigned to the Faculty of Medicine of Heidelberg University. Its tasks are education and research in physiology.

 

About 80 people work in two departments, headed by the Professors Dr. Andreas Draguhn and Dr. Markus Hecker, their associated independent working groups lead by the Professors Dr. Alexander Groh, Dr. Oliver Kann and Dr. Hugo Marti, respectively, and the administration.

 

Members of the institute jointly teach lecture and lab courses in physiology for the approximately 450 students of medicine and dentistry admitted annually to Heidelberg University.

 

 

The short animated video "What is physiology" produced by The Physiological Society (UK) gives a brief introduction into the field of physiology. To watch the video on the society's YouTube channel click here.Dies ist ein externer Link

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Recent Publications

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Comparative lipid profiling of murine and human atherosclerotic plaques using high-resolution MALDI MSI. Pflugers Arch. 2022 Feb;474(2):231-242. doi: 10.1007/s00424-021-02643-x. Epub 2021 Nov 19.

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Zyxin protects from hypertension-induced cardiac dysfunction. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2022 Jan 24;79(2):93. doi: 10.1007/s00018-022-04133-4.

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Editorial: Cardiovascular Mechanobiology. Front Physiol. 2022 Jan 20;12:833941. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2021.833941. Editorial.

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Theta-gamma coupling during REM sleep depends on breathing rate. Sleep. 2021 Dec 10;44(12):zsab189. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsab189

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Enriched Environment Modulates Sharp Wave-Ripple (SPW-R) Activity in Hippocampal Slices. Front Neural Circuits. 2021 Dec 3;15:758939. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2021.758939. eCollection 2021.

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NFAT5/TonEBP Limits Pulmonary Vascular Resistance in the Hypoxic Lung by Controlling Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species Generation in Arterial Smooth Muscle Cells. Cells. 2021 Nov 24; 10(12):3293. doi: 10.3390/cells10123293

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Lin11-Isl1-Mec3 Domain Proteins as Mechanotransducers in Endothelial and Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells. Front Physiol. 2021 Nov 19;12:769321. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2021.769321. eCollection 2021. Review.

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Self-extracellular RNA promotes pro-inflammatory response of astrocytes to exogenous and endogenous danger signals. J Neuroinflammation. 2021 Nov 2;18(1):252. doi: 10.1186/s12974-021-02286-w.

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AAV-mediated AP-1 decoy oligonucleotide expression inhibits aortic elastolysis in a mouse model of marfan syndrome. Cardiovasc Res. 2021 Nov 1;117(12):2459-2473. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvab012.

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Understanding plant behavior: a student perspective: response to Van Volkenburgh et al. Trends Plant Sci. 2021 Nov;26(11):1089-1090. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2021.08.014. Epub 2021 Sep 18.

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Developmental role of PHD2 in the pathogenesis of pseudohypoxic pheochromocytoma. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2021 Oct 18;28(12):757-772. doi: 10.1530/ERC-21-0211.

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Inverse Regulation of Confluence-Dependent ADAMTS13 and von Willebrand Factor Expression in Human Endothelial Cells. Thromb Haemost. 2021 Aug 5. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1733800. Online ahead of print.

Institute of
Physiology and Pathophysiology

Heidelberg University

Im Neuenheimer Feld 326

69120 Heidelberg

Germany

Phone:+49 6221 54-4035
Fax:+49 6221 54-4038
E-mail:sekretariat.hecker@
physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de