Sense and stretchability: the role of titin and titin-associated proteins in myocardial stress-sensing and mechanical dysfunction.

@article{Linke2008SenseAS,
  title={Sense and stretchability: the role of titin and titin-associated proteins in myocardial stress-sensing and mechanical dysfunction.},
  author={Wolfgang A Linke},
  journal={Cardiovascular research},
  year={2008},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={637-48}
}
Mechanical stress signals transmitted through the heart walls during hemodynamic loading are sensed by the myocytes, which respond with changes in contractile performance and gene expression. External forces play an important role in physiological heart development and hypertrophy, but disruption of the well-balanced stress-sensing machinery causes mechanical dysregulation, cardiac remodelling, and heart failure. Nodal points of mechanosensing in the cardiomyocytes may reside in the Z-disk, I… CONTINUE READING
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