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JCS Awards and Winners of This Year

34th Japan Heart Foundation Sato Award
Deciphering of the Signal Transduction in Endothelial and Myocardial Cells by Molecular Imaging to Understand Cardiovascular Diseases
Naoki Mochizuki, M.D.
Department of Structual Analysis, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute
26th Young Investigatorfs Award
Local Tenomodulin Absence, Angiogenesis, and MMP Activation Are Associated with the Rupture of the Chordae Tendineae Cordis
Naritaka Kimura, M.D.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine
Electrophysiological Characteristics of Localized Reentrant Atrial Tachycardia Occuring After Catheter Ablation of Long-Lasting Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
Yoshihide Takahashi, M.D.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Heart Failure Causes Cholinergic Transdifferentiation of Cardiac Sympathetic Nerves Via Gp130-Mediated Cytokines
Hideaki Kanazawa, M.D
Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine
Bone Marrow-Derived Cells Contribute to Vascular Wall Inflammation but Do Not Differentiate into Smooth Muscle Cells
Hiroshi Iwata, M.D.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Differential Roles of Progenitor Cells in the Pathogenesis of Cardiovascular Diseases
Makoto Nakano, M.D.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
18th Yagi Award
SUMOylation of Kruppel-Like Transcription Factor 5 Acts as a Molecular Switch in Transcriptional Programs of Lipid Metabolism Involving PPAR-
Yumiko Oishi, M.D.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Translational Systems Biology and Medicine Initiative, The University of Tokyo School of Medicine

17th CPIS (Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy International Symposium) Award
Promotion of CHIP-mediated p53 Degradation Protects the Heart from Ischemic Injury
Atsuhiko Naito, M.D.
Department of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Chiba University Gratuate School of Medicine
7th Young Investigator's Award for International Students
Endothelial Cell-derived Endothelin-1 Promotes Cardiac Fibrosis in Diabetic Heart through Stimulation of Endothelial to Mesenchymal Transition
Bambang Widyantoro, M.D.
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine
Estrogen decreases the activation of RANK-RANKL system in Vascular Calcification
Mariana Kiomy Osako, M.Sc.
Department of Clinical Gene Therapy, Osaka University
Evidence for Rho-kinase Activation in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Zhulanqiqige Do. E, M.D
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Pioglitazone attenuates angiotensin U-induced cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis through stimulation of adiponectin secretion
Ping Li, M.D.
Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
Decreased affinity of calmodulin binding to RyR2 may cause leaky channel in CPVT-associated mutation: Insight from RyR2R2474S/+ Knock-in mouse model
Xiaojuan Xu, M.D.
Department of Medicine and Clinical Science, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine
4th Cardiovascular Surgery Award
Long-Term Results of the Open Stent-Grafting Technique for Extended Aortic Arch Disease
Kazuo Shimamura, M.D.
Graduate School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Osaka University
4th Pediatric Cardiology Award
Zyxin Progresses Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Under the Control of Twist1 and Contributes to Endocardial Morphogenesis
Masaki Mori, M.D.
Division of Gene Therapy Science, Osaka University
3rd Cardiovascular Regeneration Medical Science Award
(Experimental Investigator)
IGFBP-4 is an Inhibitor of Canonical Wnt Signalling Required for Cardiogenesis
Weidong Zhu, M.D.
Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine and School of Medicine, Chiba University
(Clinical Invetigator)
Long-Term Clinical Outcome after Intramuscular Implantation of Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cells (Therapeutic Angiogenesis by Cell Transplantaion [TACT] Trial)in Patients with Chronic Limb Ischemia
Satoaki Matoba, M.D.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectual University of Medicine
2nd Woman Researcher's Award
The Cyclic AMP Effector Epac Integrates Pro- and Anti-Fibrotic Signals
Utako Yokoyama
Cardiovascular Research Institute, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine
Circulation Journal Awards for the Year 2008
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