Stimulation of cardiomyogenesis from mouse embryonic stem cells by nuclear translocation of cardiotrophin-1.
Gießen, Germany. In Int J Cardiol, 08 Jun 2015
Exogenous CT-1 enhanced cardiomyogenesis, increased the cardiac transcription factors MEF2c, Nkx-2.5, TEAD3 and GATA4, the cardiac proteins α-actinin, MLC2a, MYH7, MLC1a, MLC2v and HCN4 as well as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB), fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP).
Genetic mutations and mechanisms in dilated cardiomyopathy.
Chicago, United States. In J Clin Invest, 2013
Mutations in the genes encoding the thick filament components myosin heavy chain and myosin binding protein C (MYH7 and MYBPC3) together explain 75% of inherited HCMs, leading to the observation that HCM is a disease of the sarcomere.
Myosinopathies: pathology and mechanisms.
Göteborg, Sweden. In Acta Neuropathol, 2013
Myopathies with scapuloperoneal, distal or limb-girdle muscle weakness including entities, such as myosin storage myopathy and Laing distal myopathy are the result of usually dominant mutations in the gene for slow/β cardiac MyHC (MYH7).
Mechanisms of disease: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Kiel, Germany. In Nat Rev Cardiol, 2012
Interestingly, most of these genes encode sarcomeric proteins, such as myosin-7 (also known as cardiac muscle β-myosin heavy chain; MYH7), cardiac myosin-binding protein C (MYBPC3), and cardiac muscle troponin T (TNNT2).