Challenging current paradigms related to cardiomyopathies. Are changes in the Ca2+ sensitivity of myofilaments containing cardiac troponin C mutations (G159D and L29Q) good predictors of the phenotypic outcomes?

@article{Dweck2008ChallengingCP,
  title={Challenging current paradigms related to cardiomyopathies. Are changes in the Ca2+ sensitivity of myofilaments containing cardiac troponin C mutations (G159D and L29Q) good predictors of the phenotypic outcomes?},
  author={David Dweck and Nir Hus and James D. Potter},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={283 48},
  pages={
          33119-28
        }
}
Two novel mutations (G159D and L29Q) in cardiac troponin C (CTnC) associate their phenotypic outcomes with dilated (DCM) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), respectively. Current paradigms propose that sarcomeric mutations associated with DCM decrease the myofilament Ca2+ sensitivity, whereas those associated with HCM increase it. Therefore, we incorporated the mutant CTnCs into skinned cardiac muscle in order to determine if their effects on the Ca2+ sensitivities of tension and ATPase… CONTINUE READING
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