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Cellular and Molecular Cardiology 

Cellular and Molecular Cardiology

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Nomenclature
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Harriet S. Meyer

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Cellular and Molecular Cardiology

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See also 15.10, Molecular Medicine.

Cardiac Muscle.

These descriptive terms do not require expansion:

Term

Derivation

A band

actin-myosin overlap

H band

Hensen (discoverer)

M line

mesophragma

T tubules

tubulus transversus

Z line

Zückung (German: “contraction”)

Expand these terms at first mention:

Term

Expansion

Derivation

TnC

troponin C

binds calcium

TnI

troponin I

inhibits actin-myosin interactions

TnT

troponin T

binds to tropomyosin

cTnC

troponin C, cardiac form

cTnI

troponin I, cardiac form

cTnT

troponin T, cardiac form

Miscellaneous Cellular and Molecular Terms.

If an expansion is given, use at first mention. Otherwise, terms may be used without expansion.

Term

Expansion

Derivation/Explanation

athero-ELAM

endothelial leukocyte adhesion molecule involved in atherosclerosis

CK-MB

creatine kinase, myocardial

NOS

nitric oxide synthase

NOS1

Named in order of discovery, also nNOS (neuronal NOS)

NOS2

Also iNOS (inducible NOS)

NOS3

Also eNOS, ecNOS (endothelial constitutive isoform of NOS)

P cell

Nodal cells of the sinus node

tPA

tissue plasminogen activator

Expand the following lipoproteins and related terms at first mention:

Term

Expansion

Note

acyl CoA

acyl coenzyme A

HDL

high-density lipoprotein

HDL1

HDL variant

HDL2

HDL subfraction 2

HDL3

HDL subfraction 3

HDL-C

HDL cholesterol

HDL-R

HDL receptor

HMG CoA

3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A

IDL

intermediate-density lipoprotein

IDL-C

IDL cholesterol

IDL-R

IDL receptor

LDL

low-density lipoprotein

LDL-C

LDL cholesterol

LDL-R

LDL receptor

LPL

lipoprotein lipase gene

See also 15.6.2, Genetics, Human Gene Nomenclature

LPL188

mutation in LPL at codon 188

See also 15.6.1, Genetics, Nucleic Acids and Amino Acids

LPLAsn29Ser

substitution in LPL of serine at asparagine residue 29

LP-X

lipoprotein X

LRP1

LDL-R–related protein

LRP2

LDL-R–related protein 2

VHDL

very high-density lipoprotein

VLDL-C

VLDL cholesterol

VLDL-R

VLDL receptor

Expand apo as apolipoprotein at first mention of terms such as the following:

apo AI

apo B48

apo CI

apo D

apo E

apo J

apo AII

apo B100

apo CII

apo E2

apo AIII

apo CIII

apo E3

apo AIV

apo(a)

apo AIMilano

apo AIArg173Cys

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