Matthijs Blankesteijn

Associate professor

Dr Matthijs Blankesteijn is associate professor of Pharmacology and Principal Investigator at CARIM. He obtained Master degrees in Biology and Chemistry from the Radboud University Nijmegen (1988), followed by a PhD degree from the same university in 1993. He then joined the Pharmacology department of Maastricht University as a post-doc, and after a postdoctoral training in Harvard Medical School in Boston in 1997-1998 (supervisor Prof. V. Dzau), he returned to the Department of Pharmacology as a staff member. For his research, he has received funding from ZonMw, NHS and FES, including a Vidi grant in 2003. He has published over 60 Wi-1 papers with an average Impact Factor of 6.3 and Hirsch-index of 28. He was elected as Board member of the Dutch Society of Pharmacology in 2015.

Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Universiteitssingel 50, 6229 ER Maastricht
PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht

  • 2020
    • Kerkhofs, D., van Hagen, B. T., Milanova, I. V., Schell, K. J., van Essen, H., Wijnands, E., Goossens, P., Blankesteijn, W. M., Unger, T., Prickaerts, J., Biessen, E. A., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., & Foulquier, S. (2020). Pharmacological depletion of microglia and perivascular macrophages prevents Vascular Cognitive Impairment in Ang II-induced hypertension. Theranostics, 10(21), 9512-9527. https://doi.org/10.7150/thno.44394
    • Manukjan, N., Ahmed, Z., Fulton, D., Blankesteijn, W. M., & Foulquier, S. (2020). A Systematic Review of WNT Signaling in Endothelial Cell Oligodendrocyte Interactions: Potential Relevance to Cerebral Small Vessel Disease. Cells, 9(6), [1545]. https://doi.org/10.3390/cells9061545
    • Blankesteijn, W. M. (2020). Interventions in WNT Signaling to Induce Cardiomyocyte Proliferation: Crosstalk with Other Pathways. Molecular Pharmacology, 97(2), 90-101. https://doi.org/10.1124/mol.119.118018
  • 2019
    • Matteucci, M., Fina, D., Jiritano, F., Blankesteijn, W. M., Raffa, G. M., Kowalewski, M., Beghi, C., & Lorusso, R. (2019). Corrigendum to: Sutured and sutureless repair of postinfarction left ventricular free-wall rupture: a systematic review (vol 56, pg 840, 2019). European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 56(5), 1023-1023. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezz150
    • Matteucci, M., Fina, D., Jiritano, F., Blankesteijn, W. M., Raffa, G. M., Kowalewski, M., Beghi, C., & Lorusso, R. (2019). Sutured and sutureless repair of postinfarction left ventricular free-wall rupture: a systematic review. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 56(5), 840-848. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezz101
    • Daskalopoulos, E. P., Hermans, K. C. M., Debets, J., Strzelecka, A., Leenders, P., Vervoort-Peters, L., Janssen, B. J. A., & Blankesteijn, W. M. (2019). The Beneficial Effects of UM206 on Wound Healing After Myocardial Infarction in Mice Are Lost in Follow-Up Experiments. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, 6, [118]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcvm.2019.00118
    • Matteucci, M., Fina, D., Jiritano, F., Meani, P., Blankesteijn, W. M., Raffa, G. M., Kowaleski, M., Heuts, S., Beghi, C., Maessen, J., & Lorusso, R. (2019). Treatment strategies for post-infarction left ventricular free-wall rupture. European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care, 8(4), 379-387. https://doi.org/10.1177/2048872619840876
    • Reinhold, S., & Blankesteijn, W. M. (2019). Wnt/beta-Catenin Inhibitor Dickkopf 1: A Novel Predictor for Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Events. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 39(2), 121-123. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.118.312144
    • Giamouridis, D., Gao, M. H., Lai, N. C., Tan, Z., Kim, Y. C., Guo, T., Miyanohara, A., Blankesteijn, M. W., Biessen, E. A. L., & Hammond, H. K. (2019). Urocortin 3 Gene Transfer Increases Function of the Failing Murine Heart. Human Gene Therapy, 30(1), 10-20. https://doi.org/10.1089/hum.2018.103
  • 2018
    • Foulquier, S., Namsolleck, P., Van Hagen, B. T., Milanova, I., Post, M. J., Blankesteijn, W. M., Rutten, B. P., Prickaerts, J., Van Oostenbrugge, R. J., & Unger, T. (2018). Hypertension-induced cognitive impairment: insights from prolonged angiotensin II infusion in mice. Hypertension Research, 41(10), 817-827. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41440-018-0090-9