Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of heart failure. Both clinical trials and experimental animal studies demonstrate that chronic hypoxia can induce contractile dysfunction even before substantial ventricular damage, implicating a direct role of oxygen in the regulation of cardiac contractile function. Prolyl hydroxylase domain (PHD) proteins are well recognized as oxygen sensors and mediate a wide variety of cellular events by hydroxylating a growing list of protein substrates. Both PHD2 and PHD3 are highly expressed in the heart, yet their functional roles in modulating contractile function remain incompletely understood. Here, we report that combined deletion of
Liang Xie, Xinchun Pi, W.H. Davin Townley-Tilson, Na Li, Xander H.T. Wehrens, Mark L. Entman, George E. Taffet, Ashutosh Mishra, Junmin Peng, Jonathan C. Schisler, Gerhard Meissner, Cam Patterson
Depletion of PHD2/3 results in decreased PLN protein levels and increased SR Ca2+ uptake.