Heparin-derived oligosaccharides interact with the phospholamban cytoplasmic domain and stimulate SERCA function

Hughes, Eleri and Edwards, Rachel and Middleton, David A (2010) Heparin-derived oligosaccharides interact with the phospholamban cytoplasmic domain and stimulate SERCA function. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 401 (3). pp. 370-5. ISSN 0006-291X

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Abstract

The association between the cardiac transmembrane proteins phospholamban and sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) ATPase (SERCA2a) regulates the active transport of Ca(2+) into the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) lumen and controls the contraction and relaxation of the heart. Heart failure (HF) and cardiac hypertrophy have been linked to defects in Ca(2+) uptake by the cardiac SR and stimulation of calcium transport by modulation of the PLB-SERCA interaction is a potential therapy. This work is part of an effort to identify compounds that destabilise the PLB-SERCA interaction in well-defined membrane environments. It is shown that heparin-derived oligosaccharides (HDOs) interact with the cytoplasmic domain of PLB and consequently stimulate SERCA activity. These results indicate that the cytoplasmic domain of PLB is functionally important and could be a valid target for compounds with drug-like properties.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Additional Information: Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1300/1304
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ID Code: 66266
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 17 Sep 2013 08:03
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 08:36
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/66266

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