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The lead researcher on the study was Sanda Despa, an assistant professor of pharmacology at UC Davis. Other UC Davis authors were Le Chen, postdoctoral scientist in the pharmacology department; Anne Knowlton and Donald Bers, professors in the pharmacology department; and Peter Havel, professor of molecular biosciences with the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Additional authors were Kenneth Margulies, professor in the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and Heinrich Taegtmeyer, professor of the internal medicine department at the University of Texas School of Medicine.
The research was funded by the American Heart Association, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and a Vision Grant from the National Board of Advisors of UC Davis Health System. The genetically engineered rats used in the study were provided by Pfizer.
University of California - Davis Health System
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