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Researchers show protein deficiency, stress contribute to loss of contractions in heart tissues

Nate Huebsch

Nate Huebsch, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was among a team of researchers that unveiled new information about the mechanobiology of heart tissues. In research published Sept. 10 in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the team found that cardiac tissue was unable to contract properly when deficient of the protein MYBPC3 but only when subjected to a mechanically rigid environment. Huebsch participated in the research as an associate project specialist at the University of California-Berkeley.