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Background

Yuejin Wu earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Tongji Medical University in Wuhan, China in 1990. He has been trained at Peking University (China), University of Montreal (Canada), and Vanderbilt University (U.S.). Dr. Wu is a founding member of the Anderson lab and has contributed extensively to establishing electrophysiological studies, single cell isolation, and other functional experiments in the lab. He is currently focused on studies of the pacemaking mechanism of sinoatrial node cells, especially on the role of intracellular and mitochondrial calcium, as well as calmodulin kinase II regulation in pacemaking activity.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • Ph.D.; Tongji Medical University (China) (1990)
  • M.S.; Wuhan University (China) (1987)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Wu Y, Valdivia HH, Wehrens XH, Anderson ME. A Single Protein Kinase A or Calmodulin Kinase II Site Does Not Control the Cardiac Pacemaker Ca2+ Clock. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2016 Feb;9(2):e003180. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.115.003180. PMID: 26857906.

Rasmussen TP, Wu Y, Joiner ML, Koval OM, Wilson NR, Luczak ED, Wang Q, Chen B, Gao Z, Zhu Z, Wagner BA, Soto J, McCormick ML, Kutschke W, Weiss RM, Yu L, Boudreau RL, Abel ED, Zhan F, Spitz DR, Buettner GR, Song LS, Zingman LV, Anderson ME. Inhibition of MCU forces extramitochondrial adaptations governing physiological and pathological stress responses in heart. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jul 21;112(29):9129-34. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1504705112. Epub 2015 Jul 7. PMID: 26153425

Wu Y, Rasmussen TP, Koval OM, Joiner ML, Hall DD, Chen B, Luczak ED, Wang Q, Rokita AG, Wehrens XH, Song LS, Anderson ME. The mitochondrial uniporter controls fight or flight heart rate increases. Nat Commun. 2015 Jan 20;6:6081. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7081. Erratum in: Nat Commun. 2015;6:7241. PMID: 25603276

Lai MH, Wu Y, Gao Z, Anderson ME, Dalziel JE, Meredith AL. BK channels regulate sinoatrial node firing rate and cardiac pacing in vivo. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014 Nov 1;307(9):H1327-38. doi: 0.1152/ajpheart.00354.2014. Epub 2014 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 25172903; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4217012.

Hall DD, Wu Y, Domann FE, Spitz DR, Anderson ME. Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter Activity Is Dispensable for MDA-MB-231 Breast Carcinoma Cell Survival. PLoS One. 2014 May 6; 9(5):e96866. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096866.

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