Intracellular adrenergic signaling in cardiac myocytes and hippocampal neurons: from heart beat to stress and memory

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Prof Xiang’s current research focuses on aging/stress-related metabolic and inflammatory disorders and diseases like type 2 diabetes, diabetic cardiomyopathy, heart failure, and Alzheimer’s disease. He has recently characterized a novel insulin receptor and beta-adrenoceptor network expressed in different tissues. One of his major goals is to understand the prevalent co-existence of insulin resistance and adrenergic dysregulation in various diseases. He utilizes a wide range of tools from single molecular analysis of receptor complex high resolution of living cell imaging to in vivo genetic, surgical, and pharmacological manipulation.