Jeffrey Robbins, PhD

Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute

Director, Molecular Cardiovascular Biology

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-8098


Structure function relationships for the contractile proteins; cardiac-specific gene manipulation in transgenic rabbits; the contractile protein myosin and human heart failure; molecular studies of human valve disease

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Gupta MK, Robbins J. Post-translational control of cardiac hemodynamics through myosin binding protein C. Pflugers Arch: European journal of physiology. 2014 Feb;466(2):231-6.

Mun JY, Previs MJ, Yu HY, Gulick J, Tobacman LS, Beck Previs S, Robbins J, Warshaw DM, Craig R. Myosin-binding protein C displaces tropomyosin to activate cardiac thin filaments and governs their speed by an independent mechanism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Feb 11;111(6):2170-5.

Sandri M, Robbins J. Proteotoxicity: An underappreciated pathology in cardiac disease. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2014 Jun;71c:3-10.

Wang X, Robbins J. Proteasomal and lysosomal protein degradation and heart disease. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2014 Jun;71c:16-24.

James J, Robbins J. Ablating a cardiac protein: Causality at last. Circ Res. 2013;112:1415-1419.

Razzaque MA, Gupta M, Osinska H, Gulick J, Blaxall BC, Robbins J. An endogenously produced fragment of cardiac myosin-binding protein C is pathogenic and can lead to heart failure. Circ Res. 2013 Aug 16;113(5):553-61.

Gupta MK, Gulick J, James J, Osinska H, Lorenz JN, Robbins J. Functional dissection of myosin binding protein C phosphorylation. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2013;64C:39-50.

Bhuiyan MS, Pattison JS, Osinska H, James J, Gulick J, McLendon PM, Hill JA, Sadoshima J, Robbins J. Enhanced autophagy ameliorates cardiac proteinopathy. J Clin Invest. 2013;123(12):5284-97.

Pattison JS, Robbins J. Desmin and heart disease. In: Kavallaris M, ed. Cytoskeleton and human disease. New York, NY: Humana Press; 2012:411-424.

Bhuiyan MS, Gulick J, Osinska H, Gupta M, Robbins J. Determination of the critical residues responsible for cardiac myosin binding protein C's interactions. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2012;53:838-847.

Cardiac Signaling in the Normal and Abnormal Heart. Principal Investigator. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Sep 2013-May 2018. #P01 HL69779.

Proteotoxicity: an underappreciated factor in cardiac disease. North American Coordinator. Leducq Transatlantic Alliance For Cardiovascular Disease. 2011-2016.