Kruppel-like factor 4 protein regulates isoproterenol-induced cardiac hypertrophy by modulating myocardin expression and activity

Tadashi Yoshida, Maho Yamashita, Chihiro Horimai, Matsuhiko Hayashi

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Background: The identification of novel molecular mechanisms for cardiac hypertrophy is of considerable interest.

Results: Cardiomyocyte-specific knockout of KLF4 enhanced-adrenoreceptor agonist-induced cardiac hypertrophy by modulating myocardin expression and activity.

Conclusion: KLF4 is a novel regulator of cardiac hypertrophy.

Significance: Control of KLF4 is a potential therapeutic target for cardiac hypertrophy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26107-26118
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 19


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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