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Reanna Whiterspoon

Reanna Whiterspoon

Mentor: Dr. Merry Lindsey

The inflammatory response after a myocardial infarction (MI) regulates the wound healing process. Macrophages regulate wound debridement and scar formation. The CC Chemokine Receptor 5 (CCR5) is a key chemokine receptor expressed on macrophages. CCR5 regulates macrophage infiltration . The roles of CCR5 post-MI have not been investigated.

Collaborators: S. S. Ahuja, R. Zamilpa, R. Kanakia, J. Cigarroa, Q. Dai, G. P. Escobar, F. Jimenez, H. G. Martinez and J. Ibarra