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CaMKII? mediates ?-adrenergic effects on RyR2 phosphorylation and SR Ca(2+) leak and the pathophysiological response to chronic ?-adrenergic stimulation.


ABSTRACT: Chronic activation of Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) has been implicated in the deleterious effects of ?-adrenergic receptor (?-AR) signaling on the heart, in part, by enhancing RyR2-mediated sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+) leak. We used CaMKII? knockout (CaMKII?-KO) mice and knock-in mice with an inactivated CaMKII site S2814 on the ryanodine receptor type 2 (S2814A) to investigate the involvement of these processes in ?-AR signaling and cardiac remodeling. Langendorff-perfused hearts from CaMKII?-KO mice showed inotropic and chronotropic responses to isoproterenol (ISO) that were similar to those of wild type (WT) mice; however, in CaMKII?-KO mice, CaMKII phosphorylation of phospholamban and RyR2 was decreased and isolated myocytes from CaMKII?-KO mice had reduced SR Ca(2+) leak in response to isoproterenol (ISO). Chronic catecholamine stress with ISO induced comparable increases in relative heart weight and other measures of hypertrophy from day 9 through week 4 in WT and CaMKII?-KO mice, but the development of cardiac fibrosis was prevented in CaMKII?-KO animals. A 4-week challenge with ISO resulted in reduced cardiac function and pulmonary congestion in WT, but not in CaMKII?-KO or S2814A mice, implicating CaMKII?-dependent phosphorylation of RyR2-S2814 in the cardiomyopathy, independent of hypertrophy, induced by prolonged ?-AR stimulation.

SUBMITTER: Grimm M 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC4530053 | BioStudies | 2015-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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