Heather A S Underkofler

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The pro-arrhythmic Long QT syndrome (LQT) is linked to 10 different genes (LQT1-10). Approximately 40% of genotype-positive LQT patients have LQT2, which is characterized by mutations in the human ether-a-go-go related gene (hERG). hERG encodes the voltage-gated K(+) channel alpha-subunits that form the pore of the rapidly activating delayed rectifier K(+)(More)
Evaluation of drug cardiotoxicity is essential to the safe development of novel pharmaceuticals. Assessing a compound's risk for prolongation of the surface electrocardiographic QT interval and hence risk for life-threatening arrhythmias is mandated before approval of nearly all new pharmaceuticals. QT prolongation has most commonly been associated with(More)
Type 2 congenital long QT syndrome (LQT-2) is linked to mutations in the human ether a-go-go-related gene (HERG) and is characterized by rate-corrected QT interval (QTc) prolongation, ventricular arrhythmias, syncope, and sudden death. Recognized triggers of these cardiac events include emotional and acoustic stimuli. Here we investigated the repeated(More)
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