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Enhanced phosphorylation of phospholamban and downregulation of sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ ATPase type 2 (SERCA 2) in cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum from rabbits with heart failure

Currie, S and Smith, G L (1999) Enhanced phosphorylation of phospholamban and downregulation of sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ ATPase type 2 (SERCA 2) in cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum from rabbits with heart failure. Cardiovascular Research, 41 (1). pp. 135-146. ISSN 0008-6363

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Abstract

To assess the phosphorylation of myocardial phospholamban (PLB) and quantify protein levels of PLB and sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ ATPase type 2 (SERCA 2) in a rabbit model of heart failure. Furthermore, to correlate these parameters with the rate of Ca2+ uptake into sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) vesicles.