Troponin is essential for the regulation of cardiac contraction. Troponin is a sarcomeric molecular switch, directly regulating the contractile event in concert with intracellular calcium signals. Troponin isoform switching, missense mutations, proteolytic cleavage, and posttranslational modifications are known to directly affect sarcomeric regulation. This review focuses on physiologically relevant covalent and noncovalent modifications in troponin as part of a thematic series on cardiac thin filament function in health and disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Feb 6 2004|