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Per Kristian Lunde

Senior Researcher

Louch group


2003 Dr. Philos. Medical faculty, University of Oslo, (Skeletal muscle dysfunction and calcium handling in heart failure)
1992 Cand. Scient. in Biochemistry, University of Oslo, (Quantification and characterisation of ryanodine sensitive calcium channel in skeletal muscle)
1980 Chemical engineer, Bergen college of engineering

Academic positions

2011-2012 Visiting researcher at Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska institutet, Stockholm (Håkan Westerblads lab)
2008-present Senior research scientist, IEMR, OUS, Oslo, Norway
2005- Research scientist, IEMR, OUS, Oslo, Norway
2003- Post doc, IEMR, OUS, Oslo, Norway
1993- Biochemist, IEMR, OUS, Oslo, Norway

Funding, Employment information

Project manager for the “TRUST” project, a joint project between OUS and Norwegian school of sport sciences (NIH) (Skeletal muscle alterations after local muscle training in heart failure patients).

Founded by OUS, NIH, Norwegian heath association, The research council of Norway and University of Oslo


Director of OUS prize for eminent research (2005 and 2007),
and for early start of supervising on PhD level (2006).

Research area

  • Excercise physiology
  • Excitation contraction coupling
  • Heart failure

Latest publications

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Rubinstein J, Woo JG, Garcia AM, Alsaied T, Li J, Lunde PK, Moore RA, Laasmaa M, Sammons A, Mays WA, Miyamoto SD, Louch WE, Veldtman GR (2020)
Probenecid Improves Cardiac Function in Subjects with a Fontan Circulation and Augments Cardiomyocyte Calcium Homeostasis
Pediatr Cardiol, 41 (8), 1675-1688
PubMed 32770262 DOI 10.1007/s00246-020-02427-7
Ottesen AH, Carlson CR, Eken OS, Sadredini M, Myhre PL, Shen X, Dalhus B, Laver DR, Lunde PK, Kurola J, Lunde M, Hoff JE, Godang K, Sjaastad I, Pettilä V, Stridsberg M, Lehnart SE, Edwards AG, Lunde IG, Omland T, Stokke MK, Christensen G, Røsjø H, Louch WE (2019)
Secretoneurin Is an Endogenous Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II Inhibitor That Attenuates Ca2+-Dependent Arrhythmia
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol, 12 (4), e007045
PubMed 30943765 DOI 10.1161/CIRCEP.118.007045
Kolstad TR, van den Brink J, MacQuaide N, Lunde PK, Frisk M, Aronsen JM, Norden ES, Cataliotti A, Sjaastad I, Sejersted OM, Edwards AG, Lines GT, Louch WE (2018)
Ryanodine receptor dispersion disrupts Ca2+ release in failing cardiac myocytes
Elife, 7
PubMed 30375974 DOI 10.7554/eLife.39427
Hortemo KH, Lunde PK, Anonsen JH, Kvaløy H, Munkvik M, Rehn TA, Sjaastad I, Lunde IG, Aronsen JM, Sejersted OM (2016)
Exercise training increases protein O-GlcNAcylation in rat skeletal muscle
Physiol Rep, 4 (18)
PubMed 27664189 DOI 10.14814/phy2.12896
Hafver TL, Hodne K, Wanichawan P, Aronsen JM, Dalhus B, Lunde PK, Lunde M, Martinsen M, Enger UH, Fuller W, Sjaastad I, Louch WE, Sejersted OM, Carlson CR (2015)
Protein Phosphatase 1c Associated with the Cardiac Sodium Calcium Exchanger 1 Regulates Its Activity by Dephosphorylating Serine 68-phosphorylated Phospholemman
J Biol Chem, 291 (9), 4561-79
PubMed 26668322 DOI 10.1074/jbc.M115.677898
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