Inhibition of calcium-calmodulin-dependent kinase II suppresses cardiac fibroblast proliferation and extracellular matrix secretion.

Calcium-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) is one of the main protein kinases mediating intracellular Ca changes. It is also involved in the process of cardiac diseases, such as cardiac hypertrophy, but its effects on myocardial fibrosis remain unclear. The present study investigates whether CaMKII is involved in cardiac fibroblast… CONTINUE READING