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Researchers Probe Mechanism Behind Heartbeat

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July 22, 1997
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University Of Texas-Houston Health Science Center
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Scientists at The University of Texas-Houston Medical School and the University of Alberta in Canada have determined the three-dimensional structure of cardiac troponin C (cardiac TnC), a protein responsible for regulating muscle contraction in the heart. Described in the July 18 edition of The Journal of Biological Chemistry, the work lays the foundation for the development of new drugs which can modify the properties of this critical molecular 'switch' and aid in the treatment of congestive heart failure.

Houston--(July 18, 1997)--Scientists at The University of Texas-Houston Medical School and the University of Alberta in Canada have determined the three-dimensional structure of cardiac troponin C (cardiac TnC), a protein responsible for regulating muscle contraction in the heart. Described in the July 18 edition of The Journal of Biological Chemistry, the work lays the foundation for the development of new drugs which can modify the properties of this critical molecular 'switch' and aid in the treatment of congestive heart failure.


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