Mark E. Anderson

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Calcium/calmodulin (Ca2+/CaM)-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) couples increases in cellular Ca2+ to fundamental responses in excitable cells. CaMKII was identified over 20 years ago by activation dependence on Ca2+/CaM, but recent evidence shows that CaMKII activity is also enhanced by pro-oxidant conditions. Here we show that oxidation of paired(More)
To the editor: High-throughput metabolic profiling, known as metabolomics1 or metabonomics2, has been an active area of research for over 35 years3. The most commonly employed analytical tools, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)4 and mass spectrometry (MS)5, have been used extensively to study metabolites in a wide range of biological systems. Despite this(More)
β-Adrenergic receptor (βAR) stimulation increases cytosolic Ca2+ to physiologically augment cardiac contraction, whereas excessive βAR activation causes adverse cardiac remodeling, including myocardial hypertrophy, dilation and dysfunction, in individuals with myocardial infarction. The Ca2+-calmodulin–dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) is a recently(More)
A dynamic positive feedback mechanism, known as ‘facilitation’, augments L-type calcium-ion currents (ICa) in response to increased intracellular Ca2+ concentrations. The Ca2+-binding protein calmodulin (CaM) has been implicated in facilitation, but the single-channel signature and the signalling events underlying Ca2+/CaM-dependent facilitation are(More)
Exposure of human ovarian tumor cell lines to cisplatin led to development of cell lines that exhibited increasing degrees of drug resistance, which were closely correlated with increase of the levels of cellular glutathione. Cell lines were obtained that showed 30- to 1000-fold increases in resistance; these cells also had strikingly increased (13- to(More)
L-type Ca(2+) channels (LTCCs) are major entry points for Ca(2+) in many cells. Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) is associated with cardiac LTCC complexes and increases channel open probability (P(O)) to dynamically increase Ca(2+) current (I(Ca)) and augment cellular Ca(2+) signaling by a process called facilitation. However, the(More)
The multifunctional Ca++/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaM kinase) mediates Ca++-induced augmentation of L-type Ca++ current (ICa); therefore it may act as a proarrhythmic signaling molecule during early afterdepolarizations (EADs) due to ICa. To investigate the hypothesis that ICa-dependent EADs are favored by CaM kinase activation EADs were(More)
The normal electrophysiologic behavior of the heart is determined by ordered propagation of excitatory stimuli that result in rapid depolarization and slow repolarization, thereby generating action potentials in individual myocytes. Abnormalities of impulse generation, propagation, or the duration and configuration of individual cardiac action potentials(More)
BACKGROUND Calmodulin kinase (CaMK) II is linked to arrhythmia mechanisms in cellular models where repolarization is prolonged. CaMKII upregulation and prolonged repolarization are general features of cardiomyopathy, but the role of CaMKII in arrhythmias in cardiomyopathy is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied a mouse model of cardiac hypertrophy(More)