Raffaele Altara

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Dr. Altara is currently a senior postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Experimental Medical Research in Oslo (Norway) and faculty scientist educator in the Department of Pathology of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (USA). His interest in cardiovascular diseases and inflammation started in 2009 with 3 years of prior research experience in microbiology, virology, immunology and proteomics. Dr. Altara’s background includes both pre-clinical and clinical studies on heart failure with strong translational underpinnings.


1.    Altara R, da Silva GJJ, Frisk M, Spelta F, Zouein FA, Louch WE, Booz GW, Cataliotti A. Cardioprotective effects of the novel compound vastiras in a preclinical model of end-organ damage. Hypertension. 2020:HYPERTENSIONAHA12014704

2.    Altara R, Giordano M, Norden ES, Cataliotti A, Kurdi M, Bajestani SN, Booz GW. Targeting obesity and diabetes to treat heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2017;8:160

3.    Altara R, Manca M, Sabra R, Eid AA, Booz GW, Zouein FA. Temporal cardiac remodeling post-myocardial infarction: Dynamics and prognostic implications in personalized medicine. Heart Fail Rev. 2016;21:25-47

4.    Altara R, Manca M, Hessel MH, Gu Y, van Vark LC, Akkerhuis KM, Staessen JA, Struijker-Boudier HA, Booz GW, Blankesteijn WM. Cxcl10 is a circulating inflammatory marker in patients with advanced heart failure: A pilot study. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2016;9:302-314

5.    Altara R, Manca M, Brandao RD, Zeidan A, Booz GW, Zouein FA. Emerging importance of chemokine receptor cxcr3 and its ligands in cardiovascular diseases. Clin Sci (Lond). 2016;130:463-478

  • Altara, Raffaele; da Silva, Gustavo Justo; Frisk, Michael; Spelta, Francesco; Zouein, Fouad A.; Louch, William Edward; Booz, George W. & Cataliotti, Alessandro (2020). Cardioprotective Effects of the Novel Compound Vastiras in a Preclinical Model of End-Organ Damage. Hypertension.  ISSN 0194-911X.  75(5), s 1195- 1204 . doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.120.14704
  • Altara, Raffaele; Zouein, Fouad A. & Booz, George W. (2020). Untangling the interplay between mitochondrial fission and NF-κB signaling in endothelial inflammation. Hypertension.  ISSN 0194-911X.  76(1), s 23- 25 . doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.120.14854
  • Noureddine, Fatima Y.; Altara, Raffaele; Fan, Fan; Yabluchanskiy, Andriy; Booz, George W. & Zouein, Fouad A. (2020). Impact of the Renin-Angiotensin System on the Endothelium in Vascular Dementia: Unresolved Issues and Future Perspectives. International Journal of Molecular Sciences.  ISSN 1422-0067.  21(12), s 1- 14 . doi: 10.3390/ijms21124268
  • Tannous, Cynthia; Booz, George W.; Altara, Raffaele; Muhieddine, Dina H.; Mericskay, Mathias; Refaat, Marwan M. & Zouein, Fouad A. (2020). Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide: Biosynthesis, consumption and therapeutic role in cardiac diseases. Acta Physiologica.  ISSN 1748-1708.  00:e13551, s 1- 17 . doi: 10.1111/apha.13551
  • Zouein, Fouad A.; Booz, George W. & Raffaele, Altara (2019). STAT3 and endothelial cell-cardiomyocyte dialog in cardiac remodeling. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine.  ISSN 2297-055X.  6:50, s 1- 7 . doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2019.00050 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Ghali, Rana; Raffaele, Altara; Louch, William Edward; Cataliotti, Alessandro; Mallat, Ziad; Kaplan, Abdullah; Zouein, Fouad A. & Booz, George W. (2018). IL-33 (interleukin 33)/sST2 (soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2) axis in hypertension and heart failure. Hypertension.  ISSN 0194-911X.  72(4), s 818- 828 . doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.118.11157
  • Kaplan, Abdullah; Yabluchanskiy, Andriy; Ghali, Rana; Raffaele, Altara; Booz, George W. & Zouein, Fouad (2018). Cerebral blood flow alteration following acute myocardial infarction in mice. Bioscience Reports.  ISSN 0144-8463.  38(5), s 1- 12 . doi: 10.1042/BSR20180382 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Raffaele, Altara; Fouad, A. Zouein; Brandão, Rita Dias; Bajestani, Saeed N.; Cataliotti, Alessandro & Booz, George W. (2018). In Silico Analysis of Differential Gene Expression in Three Common Rat Models of Diastolic Dysfunction. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine.  ISSN 2297-055X.  5(11) . doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2018.00011 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Raffaele, Altara; Ghali, Rana; Mallat, Ziad; Cataliotti, Alessandro; Booz, George W. & Zouein, Fouad (2018). Conflicting vascular and metabolic impact of the IL-33/sST2 axis. Cardiovascular Research (CVR).  ISSN 0008-6363.  114(12), s 1578- 1594 . doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvy166 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Raffaele, Altara; Giordano, Mauro; Norden, Einar Sjaastad; Cataliotti, Alessandro; Kurdi, Mazen; Bajestani, Saeed N. & Booz, George W. (2017). Targeting obesity and diabetes to treat heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Frontiers in Endocrinology.  ISSN 1664-2392.  8:160, s 1- 13 . doi: 10.3389/fendo.2017.00160

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