Previs & Warshaw’s Study Shows Heart’s Contractions Rely on Critical Protein for Efficient Function

In a study released February 20, 2015 in the inaugural issue of the journal Science Advances, molecular physiologists from the University of Vermont’s Cardiovascular Research Institute David Warshaw, Ph.D., Michael Previs, Ph.D., and colleagues discovered that a tiny piece of the engine known as myosin-binding protein C (cMyBP-C) is key to maintaining its highly precise tuning. They discovered that the position of this protein in the muscle cells of the heart is critical to making the engine run properly, and also suggest that an adjustment to cMyBP-C could resolve many heart problems.

Read the full article at the COM “Recent Headlines” page and the Sciences Advances article (dated Feb 20, 2015)

Congrats to Mike and Dave!