Investigation of a truncated cardiac troponin T that causes familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Ca(2+) regulatory properties of reconstituted thin filaments depend on the ratio of mutant to wild-type protein.
Familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is caused by mutations in at least 8 contractile protein genes, most commonly beta myosin heavy chain, myosin binding protein C, and cardiac troponin T. Affected individuals are heterozygous for a particular mutation, and most evidence suggests that the mutant protein acts in a dominant-negative fashion. To investigate the functional properties of a truncated troponin T shown to cause HCM, both wild-type and mutant human cardiac troponin T were overe...Expand abstract
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