[Genetic complementation studies using genetically engineered mice have revealed the impact of phospholamban on progression of cardiomyopathy].

It has been suggested that dilated cardiomyopathy and end-stage heart failure result in multiple defects in Ca(2+) cycling. By genetic ablation of a muscle specific sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) ATPase (SERCA2a) inhibitor, phospholamban, the broad phenotypes of murine model of dilated cardiomyopathy could be almost completely rescued. Thus, phospholamban… CONTINUE READING