Dr Sari Karppinen

Sari Karppinen

Senior Tutor

Qualifications: BSc Waikato MSc University of Eastern Finland PhD University of Eastern Finland

Papers Taught

Research Interests

Heart development, Myocyte physiology, Confocal microscopy, Live cell imaging.

Recent Publications

  • Karppinen, S., Hänninen, S. L., Rapila, R., & Tavi, P. (2018). Sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+‐induced Ca2+ release regulates class IIa HDAC localization in mouse embryonic cardiomyocytes. Physiological Reports, 6(2). doi:10.14814/phy2.13522

  • Karppinen, S. M., Rapila, R., Naumenko, N., Tuomainen, T., Koivumaki, J. T., Hanninen, S. L., . . . Tavi, P. (2015). Ca 2+ -activated K + current is essential for maintaining excitability and gene transcription in early embryonic cardiomyocytes. Acta Physiologica, 1-11. doi:10.1111/apha.12540

  • Karppinen, S., Rapila, R., Mäkikallio, K., Hänninen, S. L., Rysä, J., Vuolteenaho, O., & Tavi, P. (2014). Endothelin-1 signalling controls early embryonic heart rate in vitro and in vivo. Acta Physiologica, 210(2), 369-380. doi:10.1111/apha.12194

  • Karppinen, S. M., & Tavi, P. (2011). Sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium release regulates activity dependent translocation histone deacetylase 5 (HDAC5) in mouse embryonic ventricular cardiomyocytes. Poster session presented at the meeting of Scandinavian Physiological Society Meeting. Bergen, Norway.

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Biology; Biotechnology; Genetics; Imaging; Molecular Biology; Science

Physiology, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Medicine

Contact Details

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