Chronic pressure overload cardiac hypertrophy and failure in guinea pigs: II. Cytoskeletal remodeling.

The cytoskeleton is a major regulator of cell shape. To explore potential mechanisms for maladaptation of cardiac myocyte shape in pressure overload-induced congestive heart failure, the abundance and organization of major intra- and extra-myofibrillar cytoskeleton of cardiac myocytes were examined with western blotting and confocal microscopy in guinea… CONTINUE READING