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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    To lie or not to lie: Super-relaxing with myosins

    Suman Nag, Darshan V Trivedi
    A perspective of the energy-sparing super-relaxed state of myosin and its evolutionary role in modulating skeletal and cardiac muscle power under different physiological and pathophysiological perturbations.
    1. Developmental Biology

    LncEGFL7OS regulates human angiogenesis by interacting with MAX at the EGFL7/miR-126 locus

    Qinbo Zhou et al.
    lncEGFL7OS is a lncRNA located at the EGFL7/miR-126 locus that is critical for angiogenesis in humans.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Endothelial EphB4 maintains vascular integrity and transport function in adult heart

    Guillermo Luxán et al.
    EphB4 maintains critical functional properties of the adult cardiac vasculature, namely mechanical resistance and fatty acid transport capability, and thereby prevents dilated cardiomyopathy-like defects.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Medicine

    Iron derived from autophagy-mediated ferritin degradation induces cardiomyocyte death and heart failure in mice

    Jumpei Ito et al.
    Iron derived from autophagy-mediated ferritin degradation in response to pressure overload induces lipid peroxidation, necrotic cardiomyocyte death, and heart failure in mice.
    1. Cell Biology

    Cardiac mitochondrial function depends on BUD23 mediated ribosome programming

    Matthew Baxter et al.
    BUD23 links ribosome function with mitochondrial protein expression and efficient oxidative phosphorylation by promoting selective mRNA translation and is therefore critical to mouse development and postnatal cardiac function.
    1. Cell Biology

    Muscle Contraction: Too much of a good thing

    H Lee Sweeney
    A mutation that causes heart disease in humans increases the number of active myosin heads during contraction in the muscles of fruit flies, leading to the progressive dysfunction of the flight muscles and heart tube.
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    1. Cell Biology
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    The Calcineurin-FoxO-MuRF1 signaling pathway regulates myofibril integrity in cardiomyocytes

    Hirohito Shimizu et al.
    Calcium overload in cardiomyocytes disrupts sarcomere integrity, by stimulating transcriptional upregulation of the E3 ubiquitin ligase MuRF1.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Glucose inhibits cardiac muscle maturation through nucleotide biosynthesis

    Haruko Nakano et al.
    During cardiogenesis, the major role of glucose is not the catabolic extraction of energy but the anabolic biosynthesis of nucleotides.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Instability in NAD+ metabolism leads to impaired cardiac mitochondrial function and communication

    Knut H Lauritzen et al.
    Transgenic mice and cell models provide evidence of a pathophysiological mechanism that connects mtDNA damage to cardiac dysfunction via reduced NAD+ levels and loss of mitochondrial function and communication.
    1. Medicine

    Late-life restoration of mitochondrial function reverses cardiac dysfunction in old mice

    Ying Ann Chiao et al.
    Mitochondrial-targeted SS-31 peptide ameliorates mitochondrial dysfunction and rescues pre-existing cardiac dysfunction in old mice, supporting the translational potential of mitochondrial protective interventions to treat age-related diseases.