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Doctor Tomokazu Murakawa

King's College London, London (United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland)

Tomokazu Murakawa is a research fellow at the King’s College London, UK. Tomokazu obtained his MD in 2003 and worked as a clinical cardiologist for six years. He received PhD in 2015 at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. During his PhD, he had been identifying a novel mitophagic receptor protein and found that Bcl-2 like protein 13 (Bcl2-L-13) is a mammalian homologue of Atg32 which is an essential protein for mitophagy in yeast. Tomokazu’s main research interest is the role of mitophagy in the pathogenesis of heart failure.

Phosphorylation of mitophagic receptor protein Bcl2-like protein 13 plays an important role in maintaining cardiac function under pressure overload.

Event: ESC Congress 2020

Topic: Mitochondria

Session: Mitochondria and Metabolism in Cardiovascular Disease


The novel mitophagic receptor protein bcl2-like protein 13: new insights for the molecular mechanisms of the pathogenesis of heart disease

Event: ESC Congress 2019

Topic: Mitochondria

Session: Signaling in heart failure


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