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Melanie Gartz PhD

Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Program: Administration

image of /images/ORCIDiD_icon16x16.png   https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8117-0906


I am willing to mentor a junior faculty member.
I am willing to collaborate on research projects.


Publications (13)

  • A Long-Term Study Evaluating the Effects of Nicorandil Treatment on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy-Associated Cardiomyopathy in mdx Mice. (Gartz M, Haberman M, Prom MJ, Beatka MJ, Strande JL, Lawlor MW) J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 2022;27:10742484221088655 PMID: 35353647 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85127284016 03/31/2022    
  • Optimizing the Differentiation of Cardiomyocytes from Human Induced Pluripotent-Derived Stem Cells. (Gartz M, Strande JL) Methods Mol Biol 2021;2319:51-60 PMID: 34331242 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85112650897 08/01/2021    
  • Cardiomyocyte-produced miR-339-5p mediates pathology in Duchenne muscular dystrophy cardiomyopathy. (Gartz M, Beatka M, Prom MJ, Strande JL, Lawlor MW) Hum Mol Genet 2021 Nov 16;30(23):2347-2361 PMID: 34270708 PMCID: PMC8600005 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85121129104 07/17/2021       1 Citation
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) cardiomyocyte-secreted exosomes promote the pathogenesis of DMD-associated cardiomyopathy. (Gartz M, Lin CW, Sussman MA, Lawlor MW, Strande JL) Dis Model Mech 2020 Nov 13;13(11) PMID: 33188007 PMCID: PMC7673361 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85096154674 11/15/2020       9 Citations
  • First person - Melanie Gartz (Gartz M) DMM Disease Models and Mechanisms November 2020;13(11) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85096878827 11/01/2020    
  • Influence of microRNAs and exosomes in muscle health and diseases. (Lam NT, Gartz M, Thomas L, Haberman M, Strande JL) J Muscle Res Cell Motil 2020 Dec;41(4):269-284 PMID: 31564031 PMCID: PMC7101267 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85073991345 09/30/2019       6 Citations
  • Exosomes exert cardioprotection in dystrophin-deficient cardiomyocytes via ERK1/2-p38/MAPK signaling. (Gartz M, Darlington A, Afzal MZ, Strande JL) Sci Rep 2018 Nov 08;8(1):16519 PMID: 30410044 PMCID: PMC6224575 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85056282822 11/10/2018       24 Citations
  • Examining the Paracrine Effects of Exosomes in Cardiovascular Disease and Repair. (Gartz M, Strande JL) J Am Heart Assoc 2018 Jun 01;7(11) PMID: 29858362 PMCID: PMC6015376 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85048024676 06/03/2018       51 Citations
  • Generation of human iPSCs from urine derived cells of patient with a novel heterozygous PAI-1 mutation. (Afzal MZ, Gartz M, Klyachko EA, Khan SS, Shah SJ, Gupta S, Shapiro AD, Vaughan DE, Strande JL) Stem Cell Res 2017 Jan;18:41-44 PMID: 28395801 PMCID: PMC5939958 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85028072477 04/12/2017       6 Citations
  • Generation of human iPSCs from urine derived cells of a non-affected control subject. (Afzal MZ, Gartz M, Klyachko EA, Khan SS, Shah SJ, Gupta S, Shapiro AD, Vaughan DE, Strande JL) Stem Cell Res 2017 Jan;18:33-36 PMID: 28395799 PMCID: PMC5389122 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85028089891 04/12/2017       5 Citations
  • Molecular Approaches in HFpEF: MicroRNAs and iPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes. (Kriegel AJ, Gartz M, Afzal MZ, de Lange WJ, Ralphe JC, Strande JL) J Cardiovasc Transl Res 2017 Jun;10(3):295-304 PMID: 28032312 PMCID: PMC5937699 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85007413634 12/30/2016       6 Citations
  • Generation of human iPSCs from urine derived cells of a patient with a novel homozygous PAI-1 mutation. (Afzal MZ, Gartz M, Klyachko EA, Khan SS, Shah SJ, Gupta S, Shapiro AD, Vaughan DE, Strande JL) Stem Cell Res 2016 Nov;17(3):657-660 PMID: 27934602 PMCID: PMC5409870 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85028043697 12/10/2016       3 Citations
  • Nicorandil, a Nitric Oxide Donor and ATP-Sensitive Potassium Channel Opener, Protects Against Dystrophin-Deficient Cardiomyopathy (Muhammad Z Afzal, Melanie Reiter, Courtney Gastonguay, Jered V McGivern, Xuan Guan, Zhi-Dong Ge, David L Mack, Martin K Childers, Allison D Ebert, Jennifer L Strande) J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther Afzal MZ, Reiter M, Gastonguay C, McGivern JV, Guan X, Ge ZD, Mack DL, Childers MK, Ebert AD, Strande JL. Nicorandil, a Nitric Oxide Donor and ATP-Sensitive Potassium Channel Opener, Protects Against Dystrophin-Deficient Cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Nov;21(6):549-562. doi: 10.1177/1074248416636477. Epub 2016 Mar 2. PMID: 26940570; PMCID: PMC5010518. 03/02/2016    
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