Foster DB, Huang R, Hatch V, Craig R, Graceffa P, Lehman W, Wang CL. Modes of Caldesmon Binding to Actin: Sites of Caldesmon Contact and Modulation of Interactions by Phosphorylation. J. Biol. Chem. 2004 Dec 17; 279(51):53387-94.
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Foster DB, Noguchi T, VanBuren P, Murphy AM, Van Eyk JE. C-terminal truncation of cardiac troponin I causes divergent effects on ATPase and force: implications for the pathophysiology of myocardial stunning. Circ. Res. 2003 Nov 14;93(10):917-24.
Buscemi N, Foster DB, Neverova I, Van Eyk JE. p21-activated kinase increases the calcium sensitivity of rat triton-skinned cardiac muscle fiber bundles via a mechanism potentially involving novel phosphorylation of troponin I. Circ. Res. 2002 Sep 20;91(6):509-16.
Rembold CM, Foster DB, Strauss JD, Wingard CJ, Eyk JE. cGMP-mediated phosphorylation of heat shock protein 20 may cause smooth muscle relaxation without myosin light chain dephosphorylation in swine carotid artery. J. Physiol. 2000 May 1;524 Pt 3:865-78.
Foster DB, Shen LH, Kelly J, Thibault P, Van Eyk JE, Mak AS. Phosphorylation of caldesmon by p21-activated kinase. Implications for the Ca(2+) sensitivity of smooth muscle contraction. J. Biol. Chem. 2000 Jan 21;275(3):1959-65.
Foster DB, Van Eyk JE. In search of the proteins that cause myocardial stunning. Circ. Res. 1999 Sep 3;85(5):470-2.
Van Eyk JE, Arrell DK, Foster DB, Strauss JD, Heinonen TY, Furmaniak-Kazmierczak E, Cote GP, Mak AS. Different molecular mechanisms for Rho family GTPase-dependent, Ca2+-independent contraction of smooth muscle. J. Biol. Chem. 1998 Sep 4;273(36):23433-9.
Tsuruda TS, Watson MH, Foster DB, Lin JJ, Mak AS. Alignment of caldesmon on the actin-tropomyosin filaments. Biochem. J. 1995 Aug 1;309 (Pt 3):951-7.
D. Brian Foster Ph.D.
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