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Mutations in cardiac myosin binding protein C (MyBP-C) are a common cause of familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (FHC). The majority of MyBP-C mutations are expected to reduce MyBP-C expression; however, the consequences of MyBP-C deficiency on the regulation of myofilament function, Ca²⁺ homeostasis, and in vivo cardiac function are unknown. To elucidate(More)
Cardiac myosin binding protein-C (cMyBP-C) phosphorylation is an important regulator of contractile function, however, its contributions to length-dependent changes in cross-bridge (XB) kinetics is unknown. Therefore, we performed mechanical experiments to quantify contractile function in detergent-skinned ventricular preparations isolated from wild-type(More)
Enhanced cardiac contractile function with increased sarcomere length (SL) is, in part, mediated by a decrease in the radial distance between myosin heads and actin. The radial disposition of myosin heads relative to actin is modulated by cardiac myosin binding protein-C (cMyBP-C), suggesting that cMyBP-C contributes to the length-dependent activation (LDA)(More)
Through its ability to interact with both the thick and thin filament proteins within the sarcomere, cardiac myosin binding protein-C (cMyBP-C) regulates the contractile properties of the myocardium. The central regulatory role of cMyBP-C in heart function is emphasized by the fact that a large proportion of inherited hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cases in(More)
Dysfunctions of brainstem regions responsible for central CO2 chemoreception have been proposed as an underlying pathophysiology of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). We recorded respiratory motor output and intracellular pH (pHi) from chemosensitive neurons in an in vitro tadpole brainstem during normocapnia and hypercapnia. Flash photolysis of the H+(More)
In infants, respiratory infection elicits tachypnea. To begin to evaluate the role of brainstem cytokine expression in modulation of breathing pattern changes, we compared the pattern generated after endotracheal instillation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in in vivo rat pups to local pro-inflammatory cytokine injection in the nucleus tractus solitarius (nTS)(More)
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