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Dr. Cristina Ribas Fürstenau

Dr. Cristina Ribas Fürstenau Dr. Cristina Ribas Fürstenau
Associate Professor, Institute of Genetics and Biochemistry & Laboratory of Vascular Biochemistry, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil.
 
Biography
Dr. Fürstenau completed the MSc degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Biological Sciences – Biochemistry. Then she pursued Ph.D. from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Biochemistry.
 
Research Interest
Dr. Fürstenau's research interest lies in extracellular hydrolysis of circulating nucleotides by ectonucleotidases – E-NTPDases (apyrases, ATPdiphosphohydrolases, EC 3.6.1.5), E-NPPs (EC 3.1.4.1) and ecto-5-nucleotidase (EC 3.1.3.5) in different models of arterial hypertension. Also, the modulation of circulating ATP and ADP levels in blood vessels has a great impact on vascular diseases.
 

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