The regulation of smooth muscle contractility by zipper-interacting protein kinase.

@article{Ihara2007TheRO,
  title={The regulation of smooth muscle contractility by zipper-interacting protein kinase.},
  author={Eikichi Ihara and Justin A. MacDonald},
  journal={Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology},
  year={2007},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={79-87}
}
Smooth muscle contractility is mainly regulated by phosphorylation of the 20 kDa myosin light chains (LC20), a process that is controlled by the opposing activities of myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) and myosin light chain phosphatase (MLCP). Recently, intensive research has revealed that various protein kinase networks including Rho-kinase, integrin-linked kinase, zipper-interacting protein kinase (ZIPK), and protein kinase C (PKC) are involved in the regulation of LC20 phosphorylation and… CONTINUE READING

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