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John P. Veinot, M.D., F.R.C.P.C (Canada)
Chairman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Tel: 613-562-5422

Sheila Schnupp
Office and Residency Program Administrator (Anatomical)
Telephone: 613-562-5800 ext. 8342

Manon Levesque Undergraduate Program and Office Coordinator
451 Smyth road,
Room 4155
Ottawa, Ontario
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Adolfo J. de Bold

Adolfo J. de Bold

B.Sc.(Cord.), M.Sc.(Queen's), Ph.D.(ibid.), F.R.S.C., F.R.C.P.(Hon.)

Full Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Faculty of Medicine.

Cross-appointed Professor
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Faculty of Medicine.

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
University of Ottawa.

Director, Cardiovascular Endocrinology Laboratory
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Y 4W7

Telephone: 613-761-4265
Fax: 613-761-1597

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • Synthesis & Mechanism of action of ANF and BNP and their relation to hypertension and congestive heart failure.
  • Light and electron microscopy.
  • Dosage of polypeptide hormones.
  • Molecular biology.
  • In vivo, in vitro models of disease.

Recent Publications

  • PLC signaling tonically represses basal atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) secretion from the atria of the heart. Chang, A.I.  and deBold, A.J. Submitted for publication, 2009.
  • The Cardiac Hormones ANF and BNP Modulate Proliferation in the Unidirectional Mixed Lymphocyte Reaction. Kuroski deBold, M.L., Etchepare, A.,  Martinuk, A. and deBold, A.J. J. Heart Lung. Transplant.  Accepted for publication, 2009.
  • Invited Editorial: Cardiac natriuretic peptides: gaining further insights into structure-function relationships. deBold, A.J. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol., In press, 2009.
  • Transcriptional Analysis of the Heart with Special Reference to its Endocrine Function. McGrath, M.F., Kuroski deBold, M.L. and deBold, A.J. BMC Genomics 10:254, 2009
  • Role of potassium channels in stretch-promoted atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) secretion. Ogawa, T., Forero, M., Burgon, P.G., Kuroski deBold, M.L., Georgalis,T. and deBold, A.J. J.Am.Soc.Hyperten. 3: 9-18,  2009
  • Cardiac Natriuretic Peptides Gene Expression and Secretion in Inflammation. deBold, A.J. Invest. Med.  2009 57: 29-32, 2009
  • Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonism Reverts Cardiac BNP Upregulation and Secretion Observed in Myocarditis. Ogawa, T, Veinot, J. P., Georgalis, T. and deBold, A. J. Am.J.Physiol. 294: H5296, 2008
  • Relationship between Natriuretic Peptides and Inflammation. Proteomic Evidence Obtained during Acute Cardiac Allograft Rejection in Humans. Meirovich, Y. F.,  Veinot, J. P., Kuroski deBold, M. L.,  Haddad, H., Davies, R.A., Masters, R. G., Hendry, P. J. and deBold, A.J. J.Heart Lung Transplant. 27:31-7. 2008
  • Determinants of Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Gene Expression and Secretion in Acute Cardiac Allograft Rejection. deBold, A.J.  Current Opinions in Cardiology 22: 146-150, 2007
  • Gene Expression, Processing and Secretion of Natriuretic Peptides.  Physiological and Diagnostic Implications. Ramos, H. and deBold, A.J. Clinics of North America, Heart Failure Clinics 2 (3): 255, 2006

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