Loss of the Cytoskeletal Protein Pdlim7 Predisposes Mice to Heart Defects and Hemostatic Dysfunction

The actin-associated protein Pdlim7 is essential for heart and fin development in zebrafish; however, the expression and function of this PDZ-LIM family member in the mammal has remained unclear. Here, we show that Pdlim7 predominantly localizes to actin-rich structures in mice including the heart, vascular smooth muscle, and platelets. To test the… CONTINUE READING