Role of the sarcomeric Z-disc in the pathogenesis of cardiomyopathy.

Abstract

The Z-disc has traditionally been viewed as a structure required to maintain sarcomeric function and integrity. More recently, the sarcomeric Z-disc has also emerged as a nodal point in cardiomyocyte signaling and mechanotransduction. This notion is not only supported by several transgenic animal models, but also by the identification of mutations in various Z-disc proteins, resulting in dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in patients. This review will thus focus on the role of the sarcomeric Z-disc and its associated proteins in the pathogenesis of cardiomyopathy.

DOI: 10.2217/14796678.3.6.611

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@article{Frank2007RoleOT, title={Role of the sarcomeric Z-disc in the pathogenesis of cardiomyopathy.}, author={Derk Frank and Christian Kuhn and Hugo A. Katus and Norbert Frey}, journal={Future cardiology}, year={2007}, volume={3 6}, pages={611-22} }