Superinhibition of sarcoplasmic reticulum function by phospholamban induces cardiac contractile failure.


To determine whether selective impairment of cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+) transport may drive the progressive functional deterioration leading to heart failure, transgenic mice, overexpressing a phospholamban Val(49) --> Gly mutant (2-fold), which is a superinhibitor of SR Ca(2+)-ATPase affinity for Ca(2+), were generated, and their cardiac… (More)