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The present invention provides certain compounds, pharmaceutical formulations thereof, and methods for the treatment of conditions mediated by 5-HT2 receptors. These compounds provide for modulation of the signals mediated by 5-HT2 receptors, specifically those receptors in the cardiovascular system. Thus, these compounds may be used alone or in conjunction with other drugs to treat cardiovascular diseases such as, but not limited to, muscle atrophy, cardiac hypertrophy, heart failure, and pr…
The present invention relates to the polypeptides known as muscle calcineurin interacting proteins (MCIPs). These molecules binding to calcineurin and, in so doing, modulate its functions, which includes phosphate removal as part of a pathway coupling Ca2+ to cellular responses in muscle. MCIPs form a physical complex with the catalytic subunit of calcineurin, and increased levels of MCIPs correspond to a reduced ability of calcineurin to stimulate transcription of certain target genes. Metho…
The present invention provides certain substituted 1,4-dihydropyridine compounds, including pure enantiomeric forms and pharmaceutical formulations thereof. These compounds provide for elevation of α-MyHC protein levels and α-MyHC mRNA levels, and most frequently these same compounds provide simultaneous lowering of β-MyHC protein levels and β-MyHC mRNA levels. Thus, these compounds may be used alone or in conjunction with other drugs to treat heart failure.
The invention provides a method of treating myocardial failure in a human. The method comprises administering an effective amount of transgene encoding α-MHC that directly causes an increase in the quantity of α-MHC in the myocardial tissue of the heart.