Cardiac Myosin Binding Protein-C Phosphorylation Mitigates Age-RelatedCardiac Dysfunction: Hope for Better Aging? Academic Article uri icon


  • Cardiac myosin binding protein-C (cMyBP-C) phosphorylation prevents aging-related cardiac dysfunction. We tested this hypothesis by aging genetic mouse models of hypophosphorylated cMyBP-C, wild-type equivalent, and phosphorylated-mimetic cMyBP-C for 18 to 20months. Phosphorylated-mimetic cMyBP-C mice exhibited better survival, better preservation of systolic and diastolic functions, and unchanging wall thickness. Wild-type equivalent mice showed decreasing cMyBP-C phosphorylation along with worsening cardiac function and hypertrophy approaching those found in hypophosphorylated cMyBP-C mice. Intact papillary muscle experiments suggested that cMyBP-C phosphorylation increased cross-bridge detachment rates as the underlying mechanism. Thus, phosphorylating cMyBP-C is a novel mechanism with potential to treat aging-related cardiacdysfunction.

published proceedings

  • JACC Basic Transl Sci

altmetric score

  • 2.85

author list (cited authors)

  • Rosas, P. C., Warren, C. M., Creed, H. A., Trzeciakowski, J. P., Solaro, R. J., & Tong, C. W.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Rosas, Paola C||Warren, Chad M||Creed, Heidi A||Trzeciakowski, Jerome P||Solaro, R John||Tong, Carl W

publication date

  • January 2019