The Annual Meeting of the Scandinavian Physiological Society in Oslo, Norway from August 26th - 28th 2016
The Annual Meeting of the Scandinavian Physiological Society in Oslo, Norway from August 26 - 28 2016. Ehte Orlova and Margus Eimre from UT participated in the meeting. The Annual Meeting consisted of lectures by leading experts in fields of different subjects of physiology – Heart and skeletal muscle physiology, Mitochondrial physiology, Nervous system physiology, Vascular physiology, Renal physiology. It was possible to hear and discuss the research presentations of scientists, whose papers are published in highly ranked journals. The audience obtained better understanding regarding how the function of mitochondria is regulated in the heart and skeletal muscles, how it affects the overall function of the cardiovascular system, and how one intervenes with mitochondria and metabolism. During moderated poster sessions Margus Eimre had a poster presentation titled „Changes of Intracellular Energy Transfer Enzymes in Muscles of Mice with Deleted Wolfram in (wfs1) Gene“. Results presented on poster demonstrated drop in total activities of creatine- and adenylate kinase in m. rectus femoris of wfs1 deficient mice, but unchanged functional coupling of kinases and mitochondria in this muscle. Ehte Orlova had a poster presentation titled „Expression of Mitochondrial Proteins and Respiration in Muscles of Mice with Deleted Wolfram in (wfs1) Gene”. The poster presented results regarding expression of proteins in heart and skeletal muscles assessed by Nano-LC-MS/MS analysis. Both presentations were very well accepted. Abstracts were published in Acta Physiologica in February 2017 (p17 P-29 and p 27 P- 31) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apha.12841/abstract. Annual Meeting was invaluably informative and helped to generate multiple novel ideas how to pursue the research work further especially with connection to the role of metabolic intermediates as signaling mechanisms, and novel biomarkers identified through metabolomics analyses.