Genetic mutations and mechanisms in dilated cardiomyopathy.
Chicago, United States. In J Clin Invest, Feb 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, Jan 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, Feb 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).