Glutathione transferase M2 variants inhibit ryanodine receptor function in adult mouse cardiomyocytes.

Release of Ca(2+) from the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) through the cardiac ryanodine receptor (RyR2) is an essential step in cardiac excitation-contraction coupling. Excess Ca(2+) release due to overactive RyR2 can cause arrhythmia that can lead to cardiac arrest. Fragments derived from the carboxy-terminal domain of human glutathione transferase M2 (GSTM2C… (More)