Suppression of dynamic Ca(2+) transient responses to pacing in ventricular myocytes from mice with genetic calmodulin kinase II inhibition.


The multifunctional Ca(2+) and calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) is important for regulating L-type Ca(2+) current (I(Ca)) and cytoplasmic Ca(2+) (Ca(2+)(i)) uptake and release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR), key elements of the 'Ca(2+)-induced Ca(2+) release' (CICR) mechanism. However, the effects of chronic CaMKII inhibition on Ca(2… (More)