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Generation of a Transgenic Zebrafish Line for In Vivo Assessment of Hepatic Apoptosis

Patient-Derived Cancer Xenograft Zebrafish Model (PDXZ) for Drug Discovery Screening and Personalized Medicine

Quality Control Protocol for Zebrafish Developmental Toxicity Studies

Gap junction protein beta 4 plays an important role in cardiac function in humans, rodents, and zebrafish

A novel orexin antagonist from a natural plant was discovered using zebrafish behavioural analysis

tPhosphorylation of Calponin Mediated by Protein Kinase C in Association with Contraction in Porcine Coronary Artery


Mino T, Yuasa U, Naka M, Tanaka T.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1995 Mar 8;208(1):397-404.


Calponin is an actin-associated regulatory protein in smooth muscle. We report that both endothelin-1 (ET-1) and phorbol 12, 13-dibutyrate (PDBu) caused a significant increase in phosphorylation of calponin during contraction of porcine coronary artery, while high levels of KCl were ineffective. This phosphorylation was predominantly catalyzed by activation of protein kinase C(PKC). In addition, the level of phosphorylation of calponin increased closely in association with the size of the contractile force induced by PDBu. Thus, the phosphorylation of calponin in vivo by PKC might modulate in part the contraction of smooth muscle that occurs in response to ET-1 or PDBu.