Donald M. Bers

Donald Bers

Position Title

Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine

GBSF Rm 3513

Profile Introduction

Dr. Bers' heart research lab is an international group, using multiple state-of-the-art techniques to understand how normal and diseased heart cells function from the molecular detail to the whole animal level.There are typically 3-4 PhD students, 5-10 postdocs or senior researchers, as well as 2-3 technicians and several undergraduates.

Research Interests

Cardaic Myocyte Physiology and Pathophysiology

Dr. Bers is an internationally renowned leader in cardiovascular research, particularly molecular-cellular and animal studies aimed at understanding regulation of the normal heartbeat and how things go wrong in pathophysiological states like heart failure and arrhythmias. He has a highly productive track record of >450 published papers (>200 in last ten years) mostly in high impact journals (e.g. >90 in Circ Res/Circ alone), that are highly cited (>45,000 times; h-index=112). He has received numerous national and international research awards, held leadership positions in numerous scientific societies, editorial boards and grant review panels. He has been continuous funded as Principal Investigator for >35 years by multiple NIH grants. He has trained >75 Ph.D. students, postdocs and junior faculty, most of which have gone on to very successful careers. He has established an extensive network of collaborations with labs throughout the U.S. and internationally, and has been an effective leader of large multi-institution research groups and has been a Chair of Biomedical Sciences, Physiology and Pharmacology departments. Much of his scientific work has focused on Ca and Na transport, signaling and electrophysiology in the heart, including fundamental characterization of individual ion transporters and channels, integrated electrophysiology, E-C coupling, confocal fluorescence microscopy, myofilament activation, mitochondrial Ca/energetics, GPCR, calmodulin and CaMKII signaling, systolic dysfunction, arrhythmogenesis and nuclear signaling (e.g. in hypertrophy and heart failure), always with an eye toward both integrative aspects of cardiac function/ clinical relevance and drilling down to more fundamental quantitative mechanistic understanding and also developing computational models of cellular ion transport and electrophysiology.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology (PTX)

Specialties / Focus

  • Cardiorespiratory Physiology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Molecular Physiology


  • Recent PhD Graduates
    • Tony Herren (MCIP), Lucy Lu (MCIP), Garrick Yuen (BMCDB) -All have Jobs!
  • Current PhD students:
    • Mitch Simon (MCIP), Shan Lu (MCIP), Brent Wood (Co-mentor with Bossuyt)
  • Postdocs and Senior Researchers
    • Bence Hegyi, Daphne Dong, Zhandi Liao, Elena Dedkova, Laetitia Pereira, Samuel Galice, Lucy Lu, Ken Ginsburg, Nirmala Hariharan, Yangyang Jian, Yuenfang XIe, Ivanita Stefanon
  • Other team members
    • Julie Bossuyt (Associate Prof), Eleonora Grandi (Asst Prof), Daisuke Sato (Asst Prof), Stefano Morotti (Grandi postdoc)

Honors and Awards

  • - NIH/NHLBI New Investigator Research Award 7/82-6/85
  • - NIH/NHLBI Research Career Development Award 7/85-6/90
  • - Elected Council and Executive Committee, Biophysical Society (1996-00)
  • - Wellcome/FASEB Visiting Professorship (to NYU) 4/97
  • - Elected Chair Gordon Research Conf on Cardiac Regulatory Mechanisms (1998-200)
  • - Elected President of Assn of Chairs of Departments of Physiology (1999-2001)
  • - Elected Councilor International Society for Heart Research (2000-06)
  • - Founding Fellow, International Society for Heart Research (2000)
  • - Founding Fellow, American Heart Association (2000)
  • - Thomas W. Smith Memorial Lecture, American Heart Association (2004)
  • - Elected President of International Society for Heart Research NAS (2006-15)
  • - James DePauw Professor of Physiology, Loyola University Chicago (2006-08)
  • - Joseph Silva Endowed Chair for Cardiovascular Research UC Davis (2008-)
  • - Elected Fellow of the Biophysical Society, (Feb 2009)
  • - Janice Pfeffer Distinguished Lecture, ISHR, Nice, FRANCE (2009)
  • - Distinguished Achievement Award, American Heart Assn, Basic Sci Council, (2009)
  • - NIH Center for Scientific Review, ESTA Study Section Chair (2009-10)
  • - UC Davis School of Medicine Research Award (May, 2012)
  • - AHA Distinguished Scientist Award, American Heart Association, (Nov 2012)
  • - Debrecen Award for Molecular Medicine, University of Debrecen (Dec 2013)
  • -E lected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS; Jan 2014)
  • - Annual Burdon Sanderson Lecturer, Oxford University, Oxford UK (Oct 2014)
  • - Sir John Eccles prestigious speaker, Department of Physiology, University of Otago, NZ (Dec 2014)
  • - E.R. Smith Lectureship in Cardiovasc. Research Award, Libin Cardiovasc. Inst, Calgary, CANADA (4/15)
  • - Peter Harris Award, International Society for Heart Research, Buenos Aires, Argentina (4/16)
  • - NIH-NHLBI Board of Scientific Councilors (NHLBI Intramural Council) (2017-2020)

    Professional Societies

    • American Heart Association
    • American Physiological Society
    • Biopysical Society
    • Cardiac Muscle Society
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology Society
    • Heart Failure Society of America
    • International Society for Heart Research
    • Society of General Physiologists
    • Association of Medical School Pharmacology Chairs
    • Physiological Society (UK)
    • Heart Rhythm Society


    • 1974 BA EPO Biology University of Colorado
    • 1978 PhD Physiology UCLA
    • 1980 Postdoc Cardiac Physiology University of Edinburgh, Scotland


    For Latest listings go to PubMed at

    466. Lang D, Sato D, Jiang Y, Ginsburg KS, Ripplinger CM, Bers DM.  Calcium-dependent arrhythmogenic foci created by weakly coupled myocytes in the failing heart. Circ Res. 121:1379-1391, 2017. Highlighted by an Editorial

    465  Sato D, Clancy CE, Bers DM. Dynamics of sodium current mediated early afterde­polarizations. Heliyon. 3(9):e00388, 2017.

    463. Rodrigues da Silva R, Goroso DG, Bers DM, Puglisi JL. MarkoLAB: A simulator to study ionic channel's stochastic behavior. Computers in Biology and Medicine. 87:258-270, 2017.

    462. Yuen GK, Galice S, Bers D. Subcellular localization of Na/K-ATPase isoforms in ventricular myocytes. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 108:158-169, 2017.

    461. Pereira L, Bare DJ, Galice S, Shannon TR, Bers D. b-Adrenergic induced SR Ca2+ leak is mediated by an Eac-NOS pathway.  J Mol Cell Cardiol. 108:8-16, 2017.

    459.      Bers DM:  Cardiac excitation-contraction coupling. In: Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside 7th Ed., D.J. Zipes, J Jalife, W. Stevenson Eds., Elsevier, Philadelphia, pp 151-159, 2017

    458. De Jesus NM, Wang L, Lai J, Rigor RR, Francis-Stuart SM, Bers DM, Lindsey ML, Ripplinger, CM.  Anti-arrhythmic effects of interleukin-1 inhibition following myocardial infarction. Heart Rhythm. 14:727-736, 2017. Highlighted by an Editorial

    457. Surdo NC, Berrera M, Koschinski A, Brescia M, Machado MR, Morotti S, Grandi E, Bers DM, Pantano S,  Zaccolo M. A universal FRET-tag uncovers cAMPnano-1 domains at b-adrenergic targets that dictate precise tuning of cardiac contractility. Nature Commun 8:15031, 2017.

    456. Kennedy M, Bers DM, Chiamvimonvat N, Sato D. Dynamical effects of calcium-sensitive potassium currents on voltage and calcium alternans. J Physiol. 595:285-2297, 2017. Highlighted by Editorial Perspective

    455. Bartos DC, Morotti S, Ginsburg KS, Grandi E, Bers DM. Quantitative analysis of the Ca2+-dependent regulation of delayed rectifier K+ current IKs in rabbit ventricular myocytes. J Physiol. 595:2253-2268, 2017. Highlighted by Editorial Perspective

    454. Chiamvimonvat N, Chen-Izu Y, Clancy CE, Deschenes I, Dobrev D, Heijman J, Izu L, Qu Z, Ripplinger CM, Vandenberg JI, Weiss JN, Koren G, Banyasz T, Grandi E, Sanguinetti MC, Bers DM, Nerbonne JM. Potassium currents in the heart: Functional roles in repolarization, arrhythmia and therapeutics. J Physiol. 595:2229-2252, 2017.

    453. Grandi E, Sanguinetti MC, Bartos DC, Bers DM, Chen-Izu Y, Chiamvimonvat N, Colecraft HM, Delisle BP, Heijman J, Navedo MF, Noskov S, Proenza C, Vandenberg JI, Yarov-Yarovoy V. Potassium channels in the heart: structure, functionand regulation.  J Physiol.  595:2209-2228, 2017.

    452. Bers DM. CALMing down Arrhythmogenic Calmodulinopathies via a Precision Medicine Approach. Circ Res, 120:3-4, 2017.

    451. Himes RD, Smolin N, Kukol A, Bossuyt J, Bers DM, Robia SL. L30A Mutation of phospholemman mimics effects of cardiac glycosides on isolated cardiomyocytes. Biochemistry, 55:6196-6204, 2016.

    450. Bers DM. Stabilizing ryanodine receptor gating quiets arrhythmogenic events in human heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm (In Press 10/6), 2016.

    449. Rebbeck RT, Essawy MM, Nitu FR, Grant BD, Gillispie GD, Thomas DD, Bers DM, Cornea RL  High-throughput screens to discover inhibitors of leaky ryanodine receptor calcium channels.. J Biomol Screen.  (In Press 9/23/16) 2016.

    448. Liang P, Sallam K, Wu H, Li Y, Itzhaki I, Garg P, Zhang Y, Vermglinchan V, Lan F, Gu M, Gong T, Zhuge Y, He C, Ebert AD, Sanchez-Freire V, Churko J, Hu S, Sharma A, Lam CK, Scheinman MM, Bers DM, Wu JC. Patient-Specific and Genome-Edited Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell–Derived Cardiomyocytes Elucidate Single-Cell Phenotype of Brugada Syndrome. J Amer Coll Cardiol, 68:3086-2096, 2016.

    447  Barbagallo F, Xu B, West T, Wang Q, Fu Q, Reddy R, Li M, Griffiths LG, Sondergaard CS, Boyd W, Grimsrud K, Ginsburg KS, Ferrier W, Isidori AM, Naro F, Bossuyt J, Bers D, Xiang YK. Genetically encoded biosensors reveal PKA hyperphosphorylation on the myofilaments in rabbit heart failure. Circ Res. 119:931-43, 2016.

    446. Rebbeck RT, Nitu FR, Rohde D, Most P, Bers DM, Thomas DD, Cornea RL.  S100A1 does not compete with calmodulin for ryanodine receptor binding but structurally affects the ryanodine receptor/calmodulin complex. J Biol Chem. 291:15896-15907, 2016.

    445. Uchinoumi H, Yang Y,1 Oda T, Li N,. Alsina KM, Puglisi JL, Chen-Izu Y, Cornea RL, Wehrens XHT, Bers DM. CaMKII-dependent phosphorylation of RyR2 promotes targetable pathological RyR2 conformational shift. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 98:62-72, 2016.

    444. Galice S, Bers DM, Sato D. Stretch-activated channel activation can promote or suppress cardiac alternans.    Biophys J. 110:2671-2677, 2016.

    443. Sato D, Shannon TR, Bers DM. Sarcoplasmic reticulum structure and functional properties that promote long-lasting calcium sparks. Biophys J. 110:382-390, 2016.

    442. Lu X, Kwong J, Molkentin JD, Bers DM. Individual cardiac mitochondria undergo rare transient permeability transition pore openings. Circ Res 118:834-841, 2016Highlighted by Editorial

    441. Hoeker GS, Hanafy MA, Oster RA, Bers DM, Pogwizd SM. Reduced arrhythmia inducibility with calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II inhibition in heart failure rabbits. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 67:260-265, 2016.

    440. Bers DM. Adrenergic fight-orflight: S-NO falls on PKA targets. Circ Res. 117:747-749, 2015

    439. Xie Y, Liao Z, Grandi E, Shiferaw Y, Bers DM. Bistability underlies intermittent early afterdepolarizations and cardiac arrhythmias. Circulation: Arrhyth Electrophsiol. 8:1472-1480, 2015.

    438. Quijada P, Hariharan N, Cubillo JD, Bala KM, Ormachea L, Bers DM, Sussman MA, Poizat C. Nuclear calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II signaling enhances cardiac progenitor cell survival and cardiac lineage commitment. J Biol Chem 290:25411-26, 2015.

    437. Erickson JR, Nichols CB, Uchinoumi H, Stein ML, Bossuyt J, Bers DM. S-Nitrosylation induces autonomous activation of Ca-Calmodulin dependent protein kinase II delta. J Biol Chem. 290:25646-56, 2015.

    436. Morotti S, McCulloch AD, Bers DM, Edwards AG, Grandi E. Atrial-selective targeting of arrhythmogenic phase-3 early afterdepolarizations in human myocytes. J Mol Cell Cardiol. (In Press, July 30), 2015.

    435. Wu H, Lee J, Vincent LG, Wang Q, Gu M, Lan F, Churko JM, Sallam KI, Matsa E, Sharma A, Gold JD, Engler AJ, Xiang YK, Bers DM, Wu JC. Epigenetic regulation of phosphodiesterases 2A and3A underlies compromised b-adrenergic signaling in an iPSC model of dilated cardiomyopathy. Cell Stem Cell. 17:89-100, 2015.

    434. Grimm M, Ling H, Pereira L, Gray C, Mishra S, Sarma S, Respress JL, Wehrens XHT, Bers DM, Brown JH.  CaMKIId mediates RyR2 phosphorylation and SR Ca2+ leak and the pathophysiological effects of chronic b-adrenergic stimulation. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 85:282-291, 2015

    433. Oda T, Yang Y, Uchinoumi H, Nitu FR, Chen-Izu Y, Kato T, Yamamoto T, Yano M, Cornea RL, Bers DM. Oxidation of Ryanodine Receptor (RyR) and Calmodulin enhance Ca release and pathologically alter RyR structure and Calmodulin affinity. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 85:240-248, 2015.

    432. Kwong JQ, Lu X, Correll RN, Vagnozzi RJ, Sargent MA, York AJ, Zhang J, Bers DM, Molkentin JD. The mitochondrial calcium uniporter selectively matches metabolic output to acute contractile stress in the heart. Cell Reports. 12:15-22, 2015.

    431. Ping P, Gustafsson Å, Bers D, Blatter L, Cai HL, Jahangir A, Kelly D, Muoio D, O’Rourke B, Rabinovitch P, Trayanova N, Van Eyk J, Weiss JN, Wong R, Longacre LS. Harnessing the Power of Integrated Mitochondrial Biology and Physiology: A Special Report on the NHLBI Mitochondria in Heart Diseases Initiative. Circ Res. 117:234-238, 2015.

    430. Wagner S, Maier LS, Bers DM. Role of sodium and calcium dysregulation in tachyarrhythmias in sudden cardiac death. Circ Res. 116:1956-1970, 2015.

    429. Hammer KP, Ljubojevic S, Pieske B, Bers DM. Cardiac Myocyte Alternans in Intact Heart: influence of Cell-Cell Coupling and β-Adrenergic Stimulation. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 84:1-9, 2015.

    428. Herren AW, Weber DM, Rigor RR, Margulies KB, Phinney BS, Bers DM. CaMKII phosphorylation of NaV1.5: novel in vitro sites identified by mass spectrometry and reduced S516 phosphorylation in human heart failure.  J Proteome Res. 14:2298-2311, 2015.

    427. Mattiazzi A, Bassani R, , Escobar A, Palomeque J, Valverde CA, Vila-Petroff M, Bers DM. Chasing cardiac physiology and pathology down the CaMKII cascade. Am J Physiol. Heart Circ Physiol. 308:H1177-H1191, 2015.

    426. Tardiff JC, Carrier L, Bers DM, Poggesi C, Ferrantini C, Coppini R, Maier LS, Ashrafian H, Huke S, van der Velden J. Targets for therapy in sarcomeric cardiomyopathies. Cardiovasc Res. 105, 457-470, 2015.

    425. Shattock MJ, Ottolia M, Bers DM, Blaustein MP, Boguslavskyi A, Bossuyt J, Bridge JHB, Chen-Izu Y, Clancy CE, Edwards A, Goldhaber J, Kaplan J, Lingrel JB, Pavlovic D, Philipson KD, Sipido KR, Xie ZJ. Na/Ca exchange and Na/K-ATPase in the heart. J Physiol. 593:1361-1382, 2015.

    424. Chen-Izu Y, Shaw RM, Pitt GS, Yarov-Yarovoy V, Sack JT, Abriel H, Aldrich RW, Belardinelli L, Cannell MB, Catterall WA, Chazin WJ, Chiamvimonvat N, Deschenes I, Grandi E, Hund TJ, Izu LT, Maier LS, Maltsev VA, Marionneau C, Mohler PJ, Rajamani S, Rasmusson RL, Sobie EA, Clancy CE, Bers DM.Na+ Channel Function, Regulation, Structure, Trafficking and Sequestration. J Physiol. 593:1347-1360, 2015.

    423. Clancy CE, Chen-Izu Y, Bers DM, Belardinelli L, Boyden PA, Csernoch l, Despa s, Fermini B, Hool LC, Izu L, Kass RS, Lederer WJ, Louch WE, Maack C, Matiazzi A, Qu Z, Rajamani S, Ripplinger CM, Sejersted OM, O’Rourke B, Weiss JN, Varró A, Zaza A. Deranged Sodium to Sudden Death. J Physiol. 593:1331-1345, 2015.

    422. Bers DM, Chen-Izu Y. Sodium and Calcium Regulation in Cardiac Myocytes from Molecules to Heart Failure and Arrhythmia. J Physiol. 593:1327-1329, 2015.

    421. Negroni JA, Morotti S, Lascano EC, Gomes AV, Grandi E, Puglisi JL, Bers DM. β-adrenergic effects on cardiac myofilaments and contraction in an integrated rabbit ventricular myocyte model. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 81:162-175, 2015.

    420. Pereira L, Rehman H, Lao D, Erickson JR, Bossuyt J, Chen J, Bers DM. Novel Epac fluorescent ligand reveals distinct Epac1 vs. Epac2 distribution and function in cardiomyocytes. Proc Nat Acad Sci (USA), 112:3391-3396, 2015.

    419. Feng N, Huke S, Zhu G, Tocchetti CG, Shi S, Aibe T, Kaludercic N, Hoover DB, Beck SE, Mankowski JL, Tomaselli GF, Bers DM, Kass DA, Paolocci N. Constitutive BDNF/TrkB signaling is required for normal cardiac contraction and relaxation. Proc Natl Acad Sci (USA) 112:1880-1885, 2015.

    418. Awad S, Al-Haffar KM, Marashly Q, Quijada P, Kunhi M, Al-Yacoub N, Wade FS, Mohammed SF, Al-Dayel F, Sutherland G, Assiri A, Sussman M, Bers D, Al-Habeeb W, Poizat C.Control of Histone H3 Phosphorylation by CaMKII in Response to Hemodynamic Cardiac Stress.  J Pathol. 235:606-618, 2015Highlighted by Editorial

    417. Ljubojević S, Bers DM. Review: Nuclear calcium in cardiac myocytes. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 65:211–217, 2014.

    416. Horváth B, Bers DM. The Late Sodium Current in Heart Failure: Pathophysiology and Clinical Relevance. ESC Heart Failure, 1:26-40, 2014.

    415. De Jesus NM, Wang L, Herren AW, Wang J, Shenasa F, Bers DM, Lindsey ML Ripplinger CM. Atherosclerosis exacerbates arrhythmia following myocardial infarction: Role of myocardial inflammation. Heart Rhythm 12:169-178, 2014  Highlighted by Editorial

    414. Svensson B, Oda T, Nitu FR, Yang Y, Cornea I, Chen-Izu Y, Fessenden JD, Bers DM, Thomas DD, Cornea RL. FRET-Based Trilateration of Probes Bound within Functional Ryanodine Receptors. Biophys J, 107:2037-2048, 2014. Highlighted by Editorial

    413. Bossuyt J, Bers DM. GPCR and G protein signaling to the nucleus. Methods Mol Biol, 1234; 149-159, 2014.

    412. Ljubojević S, Bers DM Measuring intra-nuclear and nuclear envelope [Ca2+] vs. cytosolic [Ca2+].  Methods Mol Biol, 1234; 135-147, 2014.

    411  Opie LH, Bers DM. Mechanisms of Cardiac Contraction and Relaxation. In Braunwald’s Heart disease: A textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 10th ed. Mann DL, Zipes DP, Libby P, Bonow RO, eds.: Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia: pp 429-453, 2014.

    410. Edwards AG, Grandi E, Hake JE, Patel S, Li P, Miyamoto S, Omens JH, Brown JH, Bers DM, McCulloch AD.            Non-equilibrium reactivation of the Na+ current drives early afterdepolarizations in the mouse ventricle. Circulation: Arrhyth Electrophysiol. 7:1205-1213, 2014.

    409. Myles RC, Wang L, Bers DM, Ripplinger CM. Decreased IK1 and increased ryanodine receptor sensitivity synergistically contribute to sustained focal arrhythmia in the intact rabbit heart. J Physiol. 593:1479-1493, 2015.

    408. Bers DM, Grandi E. Ion channels in the heart. In Handbook of Ion Channels J. Zheng, M. Trudeau Eds.CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 577-594, 2015.

    407. Sato D, Bartos DC, Ginsburg KS, Bers DM. Depolarization of cardiac membrane potential synchronizes calcium sparks and waves in tissue. Biophys J. 107:1313-1317, 2014.

    406. Grandi E, Edwards AG, Herren AW, Bers DM. CaMKII comes of age in cardiac health and disease. Front Pharmacol. 5:154, 2014. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2014.00154

    405. Bers DM, Morotti S. Ca2+ current facilitation is CaMKII-dependent and has arrhythmogenic consequences. Front Pharmacol. 5:144, 2014. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2014.00144

    404. Despa S, Shui B, Bossuyt J, Lang D, Kotlikoff MI, Bers DM. Junctional cleft [Ca2+]i  measurements using novel cleft-targeted Ca2+ sensors. Circ Res.  115:339-347, 2014.     
    Highlighted by an accompanying Editorial.

    403. Ljubojevic S, Radulovic S, Leitinger G, Sedej S, Sacherer M, Holzer M, Winkler C, Pritz E, Mittler T, Schmidt A, Sereinigg M, Wakula P, Zissimopoulos S, Bisping E, Post H, Marsche G, Bossuyt J, Bers DM, Kockskämper J, Pieske B. Early remodelling of perinuclear Ca2+ stores and nucleoplasmic Ca2+ signalling during the development of hypertrophy and heart failure. Circulation 130:244-255, 2014. Highlighted by Editorial.

    402. Wang L, Myles RC, Ohlendorf A, Bers DM, Ripplinger CM.             Optical mapping of sarco­plasmic reticulum Ca2+ in the intact heart:  Ryanodine receptor refractoriness during alternans and fibrillation. Circ Res. 114:1410-1421, 2014. PMID: 24568740          
    Highlighted by accompanying Editorial.

    401. Hwang HS, Nitu FR, Yang Y, Walweel K, Pereira L, Johnson CN, Faggioni M, Chazin WJ, Laver D, George AL, Cornea RL, Bers DM, Knollmann BC. Divergent regulation of RyR2 calcium release channels by arrhythmogenic human calmodulin mutants. Circ Res 114:1114-1124, 2014. PMID: 24563457  Highlighted by Faculty of 1000

    400. Jian Z, Han H, Zhang T, Puglisi J, Izu LT, Shaw JA, Onofiok E, Erickson JR, Chen YJ, Horvath B, Shimkunas R, Xiao W,Banyasz T, Li Y, Pan T, Chan J, Banyasz T, Tardiff JC, Chiamvimonvat N, Bers DM, Lam KS, Chen-Izu Y. Mechano-chemo transduction during cardiac contraction mediated by localized nitric oxide signaling. Sci Signal. 7(317):ra27, 2014.  Highlighted by a cover figure and accompanying Editorial.

    399. Puglisi JL, Goldspink PH, Gomes AV, Utter MS Bers DM, Solaro RJ.  Influence of a constitutive increase in myofilament Ca2+-sensitivity on Ca2+-fluxes and contraction of mouse heart ventricular myocytes. Arch Biochem Biophys. 552-553:50-59, 2014. PMID: 24480308

    398. Xie Y, Izu LT, Bers DM, Sato D. Arrhythmogenic transient dynamics in cardiac myocytes. Biophys J. 106:1391-1397, 2014.

    397. Morotti S, Edwards AG, McCulloch AD, Bers DM, Grandi E.  A novel computational model of mouse myocyte electrophysiology to assess the synergy between Na+ loading and CaMKII. J Physiol. 592:1181-1197, 2014. PMID: 24421356

    396. Bers D. Cardiac Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Ca leak: Basis and roles in Cardiac Dysfunction. Annu Rev Physiol. 76:107-127, 2014. PMID: 24245942

    395. Curran J, Tang L, Roof SR, Velmurugan S, Millard A, Shonts S, Santiago D, Ahmad U, Perryman M, Bers DM, Mohler PJ, Ziolo MT, Shannon TR. Nitric oxide mediates increased diastolic sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium release in response to adrenergic agents. PLOS-ONE, 9:e87495, 2014. PMID: 24498331

    394. Zhang DM, Chai Y, Erickson JR, Brown JH, Bers DM, Lin YF. Modulation of Sarcolem­mal ATP-Sensitive Potassium Channels by Nitric Oxide via sGC/PKG/ROS/ ERK1/2/ CaMKII Signaling in Ventricular Cardiomyocytes. J Physiol. 592:971-990, 2013. PMID 24277866

    393. Sato D, Bers DM, Shiferaw Y.  Formation of spatially discordant alternans due to fluctu­ations and diffusion of calcium. PLOS ONE 8: e85365, 2013.

    392. Xie Y, Grandi E, Bers DM, Sato D. How does b-adrenergic signaling affect the transition from ventricular tachycardia to ventricular fibrillation?  Europace 16:452-457, 2013. PMID: 24569900

    391. Nystoriak MA, Nieves-Cintrón M, Nygren PJ, Hinke SA, Nichols CB, Chen CY, Puglisi JL, Izu LT, Bers DM, Dell’Acqua ML, Scott JD, Santana LF, Navedo MF. AKAP150 contributes to enhanced vascular tone by facilitating BKCa channel remodeling in hyperglycemia and diabetes.  Circ Res. 114:607-615, 2013. PMID: 24323672

    390. Correll RN, Eder P, Burr AR, Despa S, Davis J, Bers DM, Molkentin JD. Overexpression of the Na+/K+ ATPase a2 but not a1 isoform attenuates pathological cardiac hypertrophy and remodeling.  Circ Res. 114:249-256, 2014. PMID: 24218169

    389. Yang Y, Guo T, Oda T, Chakraborty A, Chen L, Uchinoumi H, Knowlton AA, Fruen BR, Cornea RL, Meissner G, Bers DM. Cardiac myocyte Z-line calmodulin is mainly RyR2-bound and reduction is arrhythmogenicand occurs in heart failure. Circ Res. 114:295-306, 2014. PMID: 24186966

    388. Navarrete EG, Liang P, Lan F, Sanchez-Freire V, Simmons C, Gong T, Sharma A, Burridge PW, Patlolla B, Lee AS, Wu H, Beygui RE, Wu SM, Robbins RC, Bers DM, Wu JC. Screening drug-induced arrhythmia events using human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes and low-impedance microelectrode arrays. Circulation 128[Suppl 1]: S3-S14, 2013.

    387. Erickson JR, Pereira L, Wang L, Han G, Ferguson A, Dao K, Copeland RJ, Despa F, Hart GW, Ripplinger CM, Bers DM. Diabetic hyperglycemia activates CaMKII and arrhythmias by O-linked glycosylation.  Nature, 502:372-376, 2013. PMID: 24077098

    386. Moreno JD, Yang PC, Bankston JR, Grandi E, Bers DM, Kass RS, Clancy CE. Ranolazine for congenital and acquired late INa-linked arrhythmias: in silico pharmacologic screening. Circ Res. 113:e50-e61, 2013. PMID: 23897695

    385. Herren AW, Bers DM, Grandi E. Post-translational modifications of the cardiac Na channel: Contributions of CaMKII-dependent phosphorylation to acquired arrhythmias. Am J. Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 305:H431-H445, 2013.  PMID: 23771687

    384. Bossuyt J, Bers DM. Visualizing CaMKII and CaM activity: a paradigm of compart­mentalized signaling. J Molec Med. 91:907-916, 2013. PMID: 23775230

    383. Awad S, Kunhi M, Little GH, Bai Y, An W, Bers DM, Kedes L, Poizat C. Nuclear CaMKII is a histone H3 kinase that remodels chromatin during cardiac hypertrophy. Nucleic Acid Res, 41:7656-7672, 2013.  PMID: 23804765

    382. Grandi E, Bers DM. Models of ventricular action potential in health and disease. In: Cardi­ac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside 6th Ed., D.J. Zipes, J Jalife Eds. Elsevier, Philadelphia, pp 319-330, 2013.

    381. Bers DM:  Cardiac excitation-contraction coupling. In: Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside 6th Ed., D.J. Zipes, J Jalife Eds., Elsevier, Philadelphia, pp 161-169, 2013.

    380. Pavlovic D, Hall AR, Kennington EJ, Aughton K, Boguslovskii A, Fuller W, Despa S, Bers D, Shattock MJ. Pacing stimulates cardiac Na/K-ATPase via an NO and phospholemman-dependent mechanism and protects the heart against arrhythmias. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 61:164-171, 2013.  PMID: 23612119

    379. Despa S, Bers DM. Na+ transport in the normal and failing heart – remember the balance. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 61:2-10, 2013.  PMID: 23608603

    378. Thomas RC, Bers DM. Calcium-selective mini and microelectrodes. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2013, doi:10.1101/pdb.top066290 (pp 305-308), doi:10.1101/pdb.prot072850 (pp 370-373), doi:10.1101/pdb.prot072868 (pp 374-378). Appears as 3 papers & PMIDs on PubMed

    377. Puglisi JL, Negroni JA, Chen-Izu Y, Bers DM. The force-frequency relationship: insights from mathematical modeling. Adv Physiol Educ. 37:28-34, 2013.

    376. Liang P, Lan F, Lee AS, Gong T, Sanchez-Freire V, Wang Y, Diecke S, Sallam K; Knowles JW, Wang PJ, Nguyen PK, Bers DM, Robbins RC, Wu JC.  Drug screening using a library of human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes reveals disease specific patterns of cardiotoxicity. Circ 127:1677-1691, 2013.

    375. Bers DM, Despa S. Cardiac Excitation–Contraction Coupling. In: Lennarz WJ, Lane MD (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry, vol. 1, pp. 379-383. Waltham, MA: Academic Press, 2013.

    374. Lederer WJ, Bers DM, Eisner DA. Calcium signaling in heart: multiscale, diverse, rapid, local, and remarkable. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 58:3-4, 2013.

    373. Park CS, Chen S, Lee H, Cha H, Hong S, Han P, Ginsburg KS, Jin S, Park I, Singh VP, Wang HS, Franzini-Armstrong C, Park WJ, Bers DM, Kranias EG, Cho C, Kim DH.  Targeted ablation of the histidine-rich Ca2+-binding protein (HRC) gene is associated with abnormal SR Ca2+-cycling and severe pathology under pressure-overload stress. Bas Res Cardiol. 108:344-361, 2013.

    372. Xie Y, Grandi E, Puglisi JL, Sato D, Bers D. b-adrenergic stimulation activates early afterdepolarizations transiently via kinetic mismatch of PKA targets. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 58:153-161, 2013.

    371. Neef S, Sag CM, Daut M, Bäumer H, Grefe C, El-Armouche A, DeSantiago J, Pereira L, Bers DM, Backs J, Maier LS.  While systolic cardiomyocyte function is preserved, diastolic myocyte function and recovery from acidosis are impaired in CaMKIIδ-KO mice. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 59:107-116, 2013.

    370. Gold JI, Martini JS, Hullmann J, Gao E, Chuprun JK, Lee L, Tilley DG, Rabinowitz JE, Bossuyt J, Bers DM, Koch WJ. Nuclear translocation of G protein-coupled receptor kinase 5 downstream of select Gq-activating hypertrophic ligands is a calmodulin-dependent process. PLoS One 8(3): e57324. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057324, 2013.

    369. Ginsburg KS, Weber CR, Bers DM. Cardiac Na:Ca exchange: Dynamics of Ca-dependent activation and deactivation in intact myocytes. J Physiol. 591:2067-2086, 2013.

    368. Zhu Y, Ai X, Oster RA, Bers DM, Pogwizd SM.  Sex differences in repolarization and slow delayed rectifier potassium current and their regulation by sympathetic stimulation in rabbits. Pflügers Arch.-Eur J Physiol. 485:805-818, 2013.

    367. Pereira L, Cheng H, Lao D, Na L, van Oort R, Brown JH, Wehrens X, Chen J, Bers DM. Epac2 mediates cardiac b1-adrenergic-dependent sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca leak and arrhythmia. Circulation. 127:913-922, 2013.

    366. Lan F, Lee AS, Liang P, Sanchez-Freire V, Nguyen PK, Wang L, Han L, Yen M, Wang Y, Sun N, Abilez OJ, Hu S, Ebert AD, Navarrete EG, Simmons CS, Wheeler M, Pruitt B, Lewis R, Yamaguchi Y, Ashley EA, Bers DM, Robbins RC, Longaker MT, Wu JC.  Abnormal calcium handling properties underlie familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy pathology in patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells.  Cell Stem Cell. 12:101-113, 2013.

    365. Bers D, Shannon TR.. Calcium movements inside the sarcoplasmic reticulum of cardiac myocytes. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 58:59-66, 2013.

    364. Bers D. Membrane receptor neighborhoods: Snuggling up to the nucleus. Circ Res. 112:224-226., 2013.

    363. Lu X, Ginsburg KS, Kettlewell S, Bossuyt J, Smith GL, Bers DM.  Local gradients of intra-mitochondrial [Ca2+] in cardiac myocytes during sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ release. Circ Res. 112:424-431, 2013.

    362. Oda T, Yang Y, Nitu FR, Fruen BR, Svenson B, Lu X, Cornea RL, Bers DM.  In cardiomyocytes, binding of unzipping peptide activates ryanodine receptor 2 and reciprocally inhibits calmodulin binding. Circ Res. 112:487-497, 2013.

    361. Chang C-WJ, Lee L, Yu D, Dao K, Bossuyt J, Bers DM.  Acute b-adrenergic activation triggers nuclear import of histone deacetylase 5 and delays Gq-induced transcriptional activation. J Biol Chem. 288:192-204, 2012.

    360. Jin BE, Wulff H, Widdicombe J, Zheng J, Bers DM, Puglisi JL. A simple device to illustrate Einthoven’s triangle. Adv Physiol Educ. 36:319-324, 2012.

    359. Chen L, Liu T, Tran A, Lu X, Tomilov AA, Davies V, Cortopassi G, Bers DM, Votruba M, Knowlton AA. OPA1 mutation and late onset cardiomyopathy. J Amer Heart Assn. e003012 (12 pp), 2012.

    358. Khafaga M, Bossuyt J, Li JC, Mamikonian L, Lee LL, Elliott JH, Yarov-Yarovoy V, Despa S, Bers DM.  Sodium pump E960 site is critical for interaction with phospholemman. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109:20756-20761, 2012.

    357. Ginsburg KS, Bers DM. Recording and measurement of action potentials. In Manual of Research Techniques in Cardiovascular Medicine. Ed. D. Losordo, R. Bolli, H. Ardehali. Wiley Blackwell, Oxford UK, pp 41-49, 2014.

    356. Bers DM, Houser SR. Calcium Fluxes and Homeostasis. In Muscle, Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease. Ed. JA Hill J. and EN Olson, Academic Press, London, pp 141-152, 2012.

    355. Bers DM, Herren AW. Na+ Channel I–II loop mediates parallel genetic and phosphory­lation-dependent gating changes. Circulation 126:2042-2046, 2012.

    354. Sato D, Despa S, Bers DM. Can the Na-Ca exchanger initiate or suppress Ca sparks in cardiac myocytes. Biophys J. 102:L31-L33, 2012.

    353. Despa S, Lingrel JB, Bers DM.  Na/K-ATPase a2-isoform preferentially modulates Ca2+ transients and SR Ca2+ release in cardiac myocytes. Cardiovasc Res. 95:480-486, 2012.

    352  Morotti S, Grandi E, Summa A, Ginsburg KS, Bers DM. Theoretical study of L-type Ca2+ current inactivation kinetics during action potential repolarization and early afterdepolarizations.  J Physiol. 590:4465-4481, 2012.

    351. Myles RC, Wang L, Kang C, Bers DM, Ripplinger CM. Local b-adrenergic stimulation overcomes source-sink mismatch to generate focal arrhythmia. Circ Res. 110:1454-1464, 2012.

    350. Bers DM, Grandi E. Human Atrial Fibrillation: insights from computational electro­physiological models. Trends in Cardiovasc Med 21:145-150, 2012.

    349. Ashpole NM, Herren AW, Ginsburg KS, Brogan JD, Johnson DE, Cummins TR, Bers DM, Hudmon A. Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) regulates cardiac sodium channel NaV1.5 gating by multiple phosphorylation sites. J Biol Chem. 287:19856-19869, 2012.

    348. Guo T, Zhang T, Ginsburg KS, Mishra S, Brown JH, Bers DM. CaMKIIdC slows [Ca]i decline in cardiac myocytes by promoting Ca sparks. Biophys J. 102:2461-2470, 2012.

    347. Camors E, Mohler PJ, Bers DM, Despa S.  Ankyrin-B reduction enhances Ca spark-mediated SR Ca release promoting cardiac myocyte arrhythmic activity. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 52:1240-1248, 2012.

    346  Bers DM. Ryanodine receptor S2808 phosphorylation in heart failure: Smoking gun or red herring. Circ Res. 110:796-799, 2012.

    345. Ripplinger CM, Bers, DM. Human biological pacemakers: Intrinsic variability and stability. Circulation, 125:856-858, 2012.

    344. Despa S, Margulies KB, Chen L, Knowlton AA, Havel PJ, Taegtmeyer H, Bers DM, Despa F..  Hyperamylinemia contributes to cardiac dysfunction in obesity and diabetes: a study in humans and rats. Circ. Res. 110:598-608, 2012.

    343. Haghighi K, Pritchard T, Bossuyt J, Waggoner JR, Yuan Q, Fan GC, Osinska H, Anjak A, Rubinstein J, Robbins J, Bers DM, Kranias EG. The Human Phospholamban Arg 14 deletion mutant localizes to plasma membrane and interacts with the Na/K-ATPase J Mol Cell Cardiol 52:773-782, 2012.

    342. Pereira L, Ruiz-Hurtado G, Morel E, Laurent AC, Métrich M, Domínguez A, Lauton S, Lucas A, Benitah JP, Bers DM, Lezoualc’h F, Gómez AM.  Epac enhances excitation-transcription coupling in cardiac myocytes. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 52:283-91, 2012.

    341. Sato D, Bers DM.  How does stochastic ryanodine receptor-mediated Ca Leak fail to initiate a Ca Spark? Biophys J.; 101:2370-2379, 2011.

    340. Goonasekera SA, Hammer K, Auger-Messier M, Bodi I, Chen X, Zhang H, Reiken S, Elrod JW, Correll RN, York A, Sargent Ma, Hofmann F, Moosmang S, Marks AR, Houser SR, Bers DM, Molkentin JD.  Decreased cardiac L-type Ca2+ channel activity induces hypertrophy and heart failure in mice. J Clin Invest. 122:280-290, 2012. Highlighted by Faculty of 1000

    339. Mishra S, Bers DM, Brown JH. Location matters: clarifying the concept of nuclear and cytosolic CaMKII subtypes. Circ Res. 109: 1354-1362, 2011.

    338. Guo T, Fruen BR, Nittu FR, Nguyen TD,, Yang Y, Cornea RL, Bers DM.  FRET detection of calmodulin binding to the cardiac RyR2 calcium release channel. Biophys J. 101: 2170-2177, 2011.

    337. Rice JJ, Bers, DM.  The response of cardiac muscle to stretch: The role of calcium and force.  In Cardiac Mechano-Electric Feedback and Arrhythmias.  P. Kohl, F. Sachs & M.R. Franz (Eds). 2nd Ed., Oxford University Press, pp. 74-80, 2011.

    336. Grandi E, Pandit SV, Voigt N, Workman AJ, Dobrev D, Jalife J, Bers DM.  Human atrial action potential and Ca2+ model:  sinus rhythm and chronic atrial fibrillation. Circ Res 109:1055-1066, 2011.

    335. Bossuyt J, Chang CW, Helmstadter K, Kunkel MT, Newton AC, Campbell KS, Martin JL, Bossuyt S, Robia S, Bers DM. Spatiotemporally distinct PKD activation in adult cardio­myocytes in response to phenylephrine and endothelin.. J Biol Chem. 286:33390-33400, 2011.

    334. Erickson JR, Patel R, Ferguson A, Bossuyt J, Bers DM. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer-based sensor Camui provides new insight into mechanisms of calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II activation in intact cardiomyocytes. Circ Res. 109:729-738, 2011.

    333. Saucerman JJ, Bers DM.  Calmodulin binding proteins provide domains of local Ca2+ signaling in cardiac myocytes. J Molec Cell Cardiol. 52: 312-316, 2012.

    332. Sadayappan S, Gulick J, Martin LA, Osinska H, Barefield D, Cuello F, Avkiran M, Lasko VM, Lorenz JN, Maillet M, Martin JL, Brown JH, Bers DM, Molkentin JD, James J, Robbins J.  A Critical Function for Ser-282 in Cardiac Myosin Binding Protein-C Phosphorylation and Cardiac Function. Circ Res. 109:141-150, 2011.PMID 21597010

    331. Bers DM, Harris SP. New tool to rescue the failing heart. Nature. 473:36-39, 2011.

    330. Wu L, Ma J, Li H, Wang C, Grandi E, Zhang P, Luo A, Bers DM, Shryock JC, Belardinelli L. Late sodium current contributes to the reverse rate-dependent effect of IKr inhibition on ventricular repolarization. Circulation 123:1713-1720, 2011.

    329. Bers DM. Calmodulin and S100A1 fine tune skeletal muscle E-C coupling. Am J Phyiol Cell Physiol. 300:C974-C975, 2011.

    328. Wagner S, Ruff HM, Weber SL, Bellmann S, Sowa T, Schulte T, Grandi E, Bers DM, Backs J, Belardinelli L, Maier LS. Reactive oxygen species-activated Ca/calmodulin kinase II d is required for late INa augmentation leading to cellular Na and Ca Overload. Circ Res 108:555-565, 2011.

    327. Anderson ME, Brown JH, Bers DM. CaMKII in Myocardial Hypertrophy and Heart Failure. J Molec Cell Cardiol. 51: 468–473, 2011.

    326. Bers DM. CaMKII Regulation of cardiac excitation-transcription coupling. Heart Rhythm 8:1101-1104, 2011.

    325. Picht E, Zima AV, Shannon TR, Duncan AM, Blatter, LA, Bers DM. Dynamic calcium movement inside cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum during release. Circ Res 108:847-856, 2011.

    324. Song Q, Pallikkuth S, Bossuyt J, Bers DM, Robia SL. Phosphomimetic mutations enhance phospholemman (FXYD1) oligomerization and modulate its interaction with the Na/K-ATPase. J Biol Chem. 286:9120-9126, 2011.

    323. Puglisi JL, Yuan W, Timofeyev V, Myers RE, Chiamvimonvat N, Samarel AM, Bers DM. Phorbol ester and endothelin-1alter functional expression of Na+/Ca2+ exchange K+ and Ca2+ currents in cultured neonatal rat myocytes. Am J Physiol. 300:H617-H626, 2011.

    322. Xu H; Ginsburg KS; Hall D, Zimmermann M, Stein IS, Zhang M, Tandan S, Hill JA, Horne M, Bers D, Hell J. Targeting of protein phosphatases PP2A and PP2B to the C-terminus of the L-type calcium channel Cav1.2. Biochemistry, 49, 10298-10307, 2010. PMID: 21053940

    321. Bers DM. Calcium handling, contraction and ryanodine receptors: integration for cardiac “electricians”. Dialogues Cardiovasc Med. 15:247-252, 2010.

    320. van Oort RJ, McCauley MD, Pereira L, Yang Y, Respress JL, Wang Q, Dixit SS, De Almeida AC, Skapura DG, Bers DM, Wehrens XHT. Ryanodine receptor phosphorylation by CaMKII promotes life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias in heart failure. Circulation 122: 2669-2679, 2010.

    319. Zima A, Bovo E, Bers DM, Blatter LA. Ca2+ spark-dependent and -independent sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ leak in normal and failing rabbit ventricular myocytes. J Physiol. 588:4743-4757, 2010. Highlighted by Faculty of 1000

    318. Huke S, DeSantiago J, Kaetzel MA, Mishra S, Brown JH, Dedman JR, Bers DM.  SR-Targeted CaMKII inhibition improves Ca handling, but accelerates cardiac remodeling in mice overexpressing CaMKIIdC. J Molec Cell Cardiol. 50:230-238, 2010.

    317. Hove-Madsen L, Baudet S, Bers DM:  Making and using calcium-selective mini- and microelectrodes.  In Calcium in Living Cells. M. Whitaker Ed., Elsevier, New York, Methods in Cell Biology 99:67-89, 2010.

    316. Bers DM, Patton C, Nuccitelli R.  A practical guide to the preparation of Ca buffers.  In Calcium in Living Cells. M. Whitaker Ed., Elsevier, New York, Methods in Cell Biology 99:1-26, 2010.

    315. Bers DM. CaMKII inhibition in heart failure makes Jump to Human. Circ Res. 107: 1044-1046, 2010.

    314. Bers D. Digitalis and Na/Ca exchange: Old dog learns new mitochondrial tricks. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 49:713-714, 2010.

    313. Han F, Bossuyt J, Despa S, Martin JL, Bers DM. Role of phospholemman phosphorylation sites in mediating kinase-dependent regulation of the Na/K-ATPase. Am J Phyiol Cell Physiol. 299:C1363-1369, 2010.

    312. Mishra S, Ling H, Grimm M, Zhang T, Bers DM, Brown JH. Cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure development through Gq and CaM kinase II signaling. 56:598-603 Cardiovasc. Pharmacol. 2010.

    311. Nakayama H, Bodi I, Maillet M, DeSantiago J, Domeier TL, Mikoshiba K, Lorenz JN, Blatter LA, Bers DM, Molkentin JD. The IP3 receptor regulates cardiac hypertrophy in response to select stimuli. Circ Res. 107:659-666, 2010

    310. Santiago DJ, Curran JW, Bers DM, Lederer WJ, Stern MD , Ríos E, Shannon TR.  Ca sparks do not explain all ryanodine receptor-mediated SR Ca leak in mouse ventricular myocytes. Biophys J. 98:2111-2120, 2010.

    309. Guo T, Cornea R, Huke S, Camors E, Yang Y, Picht E, Fruen BR, Bers DM. Kinetics of FKBP12.6 binding to ryanodine receptors in permeabilized cardiac myocytes and effects on Ca sparks. Circ Res. 106: 1743-1752, 2010. Highlighted by Cover Fig and Editorial, and Highlighted by Faculty of 1000.

    308. Curran J, Brown KH, Pogwizd S, Bers DM, Shannon TR. Spontaneous Ca waves in ventricular myocytes from failing hearts depend on Ca2+-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 49:25-32, 2010.

    307. Rinne A, Kapur N, Molkentin JD, Pogwizd SM, Bers DM, Banach K, Blatter LA. Isoform- and tissue-specific regulation of the Ca2+-sensitive transcription factor NFAT in cardiac myocytes and in heart failure. Am J Physiol. 298:H2001-H2009, 2010.

    306. Grandi E, Morotti S, Ginsburg KS, Severi S, Bers DM. Interplay of voltage and Ca-dependent inactivation of L-type Ca current. Prog Biophys Molec Biol 103:44-50, 2010.

    305. Bers DM, Ginsburg KS. Minding the store of Ca2+ during ischemia/ reperfusion. Cardiovasc Res. 85:641-642, 2010.

    304. Bers DM. Calcium channels are ganging up in the sarcolemma. Circ Res. 106:625-626, 2010.

    303. Zhang T, Guo T, Mishra S, Dalton ND, Kranias EG, Peterson KL, Bers DM, Brown JH. Phospholamban ablation rescues SR Ca2+ handling but exacerbates cardiac dysfunction in
    CaMKIIdC transgenic mice. Circ Res. 106:354-362, 2010.

    302. Grandi E, Pasqualini FS, Bers DM.  A Novel Computational Model of the Human Ventricular Action Potential and Ca Transient. J Mol Cell Cardiol., 48:112-121, 2010.

    301. Schaeffer PJ, DeSantiago J, Yang J, Flagg T, Kovacs A, Weinheimer C, Courtois M, Leone TC, Nichols C, Bers DM, Kelly DP. Impaired contractile function and calcium handling in hearts of mice cardiac-specific calcineurin b1-deficient mice. Am J Physiol, Heart Circ Physiol. 297:H1263-H1273, 2009.

    300. Bossuyt J, Despa S, Han F, Hou Z, Robia S, Lingrel JB, Bers DM.  Isoform-specificity of the Na/K-ATPase regulation by phospholemman. J Biol Chem. 284:26749-26757, 2009.

    299. Bers DM, Despa S. Na/K-ATPase an integral player in the adrenergic fight-or-flight response. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 19:111-118, 2009.

    298. Han F, Tucker AL, Lingrel J, Despa S, Bers DM. Extracellular potassium dependence of the Na+-K+-ATPase in cardiac myocytes: isoform specificity and effect of phosphor­lemman. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 297:C699-705, 2009.

    297. Ling H, Zhang T, Pereira L, Means CK, Cheng H, Gu Y, Dalton ND, Peterson KL, Chen J, Bers D, Heller Brown J. Requirement for Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent kinase II in the transition from pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy to heart failure in mice. J Clin Invest. 119:1230-1240, 2009  Highlighted by an Editorial, and by Faculty of 1000 .

    296. Andrienko TN, Picht E, Bers DM. Mitochondrial free calcium regulation during sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium release in rat cardiac myocytes. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 46:1027-1036, 2009.

    295. Bers DM, Grandi E. Calcium/Calmodulin dependent kinase II regulation of cardiac ion channels. J Cadriovasc Pharmacol. 54:180-187, 2009.   PMID: 19333131

    294. Murphy E, Bers DM, Rizzuto R. Mitochondria: From basic biology to cardiovascular disease. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 46:765-766, 2009.

    293. Wagner S, Hacker E, Grandi E, Weber SL, Dybkova1 N, Sossalla S, Sowa T, Bers DM,. Maier LS Ca/calmodulin kinase II differentially modulates potassium current. Circulation:Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology  2: 285-294, 2009.

    292. Pogwizd SM, Bers DM. Rabbit models of heart disease. Drugs Discovery Today 5:185-193, 2009

    291. Catalucci D, , Zhang D-H, DeSantiago J, Aimond F, Barbara G, Chemin J, Bonci D, Picht E, Rusconi F, Dalton N, Peterson KL, Richard S, Bers DM, Brown JH, Condorelli G. Akt regulates L-type Ca2+ channel activity by modulating Cava1 protein stability. J Cell Biol. 184:923-933, 2009. Highlighted by Faculty of 1000.

    290. Bers DM.  Some just can’t say enough in the new JMCC Point-Counterpoint feature. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 46:117, 2009.

    289. Waggoner JR, Ginsburg KS, Mitton B, Haghighi K, Robbins J, Bers DM, Kranias EG. Phospholamban overexpression in rabbit ventricular myocytes does not alter sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium transport. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 296:H698-H703, 2009.

    288. Liang S, Yang F, Zhou C, Wang Y, Li S, Sun CK, Puglisi JL, Bers DM, Sun C, Zheng J. Temperature-Dependent Activation of Neurons by Continuous Near-Infrared Laser. Cell Biochem Biophys. 53:33-42, 2009.

    287. Bers DM, Despa S.  Na+ Transport in Cardiac Myocytes; Implications for excitation-contraction coupling. IUBMB:Life. 61:215-221, 2009.

    286. Song Q, Saucerman JJ, Bossuyt J, Bers DM. Differential integration of Ca-Calmodulin signal in intact ventricular myocytes at low and high affinity Ca-calmodulin targets. J Biol Chem 283:31531-31540, 2008.

    285. Rudy Y, Ackerman MJ, Bers DM, Clancy CE, Houser SR, London B, McCulloch AD, Przywara DA, Rasmusson RL, Solaro RJ, Trayanova NA, Van Wagoner DR, Varró A, Weiss JN, Lathrop DA. Systems approach to understanding electromechanical activity in the human heart: A national heart, lung, and blood institute workshop summary. Circulation 118:1202-1211, 2008.

    284. Zima AV, Picht E, Bers DM, Blatter LA. Termination of cardiac Ca2+ sparks: role of intra-SR [Ca2+], release flux, and intra-SR Ca2+ diffusion. 103:e105-e115, Circ Res, 2008.

    283. Huke S, Bers DM. Ryanodine receptor phosphorylation at serine 2030, 2808 and 2814 in intact rat cardio­myocytes. Biochem. Biophys Res Commun. 376:80-85, 2008.

    282. Saucerman JJ, Bers DM.  Calmodulin mediates differential sensitivity of CaMKII and calcineurin to local Ca2+ in cardiac myocytes. Biophys J. 95:4597–4612, 2008.

    281. Terentyev D, Kubalova Z, Valle G, Nori A, Vedamoorthyrao S, Terentyeva R, Viatchenko-Karpinski S, Bers DM, Williams SC, Volpe P, Gyorke S. Modulation of SR Ca Release by Luminal Ca and Calsequestrin in Cardiac Myocytes: Effects of CASQ2 Mutations Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death. Biophys J. 95:2037-2048, 2008.

    280. Bers DM, Eisner D. Point/counterpoint: a new feature in the JMCC. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 44:949, 2008.

    279. DeSantiago J, Islam M, Ziolo MT, Bers DM, Pogwizd SM.  Arrhythmogenic effects of _b2-adrenergic stimulation in the failing heart are due to enhanced SR Ca load.  Circ Res. 102:1389-1397, 2007.

    278. Kelly EM, Hou Z, Bossuyt J, Bers DM, Robia SL. Phospholamban oligomerization, quaternary structure, and SERCA-binding measured by FRET in living cells. J Biol Chem. 283:12202-12211, 2008.

    277. Despa S, Tucker AL, Bers DM. PLM-mediated activation of Na/K-ATPase limits [Na]i and inotropic state during b-adrenergic stimulation in mouse ventricular myocytes. Circulation 117:1849-1855, 2008.

    276. Bossuyt J, Helmstadter K, Wu X, Clements-Jewery H, Haworth RS, Avkiran M, Martin JL, Pogwizd SM, Bers DM. CaMKIIδ and PKD overexpression reinforce the HDAC5 redistribution in heart failure. Circ Res 102:695-702, 2008.

    275. Kranias EG, Bers DM. Calcium and cardiomyopathies. Subcell Biochem.45:523-537, 2007.

    274. Rice JJ, Wang F, Bers DM, de Tombe PP.  Approximate model of cooperative activation and crossbridge cycling in cardiac muscle using ordinary differential equations.  Biophys J. 95:2368-2390, 2008.

    273, Puglisi JL, Wehrmacher WH, Messmore H, Bers DM.  Pulmonary arterial hypertension.  Compr Ther. 2007;33:231-236, 2007.

    272. Zima AV, Picht E, BersDM, Blatter LA. Partial inhibition of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca release evokes long-lasting Ca release events in ventricular myocytes: role of luminal Ca in termination of Ca release. Biophys J. 94:1867-1879, 2008.

    271. Bers DM. Calcium cycling and signaling in cardiac myocytes. Annu Rev Physiol.  70:23-49, 2008.

    270. Zhang T, Kohlhaas M, Backs J, Mishra S, Phillips W, Dybkova N, Chang S, Bers DM, Maier LS, Olson EN, Brown JH: CaMKIIδ isoforms differentially affect calcium handling but similarly regulate HDAC/MEF2 transcriptional responses.  J Biol Chem. 282:35078-35087, 2007.

    269. Guo T, Ai X, Shannon TR, Pogwizd SM, Bers DM.  Intra-sarcoplasmic reticulum free [Ca] and buffering in arrhythmogenic failing rabbit heart.  Circ Res, 101 802-810, 2007.

    268. Grandi E, Puglisi JL, Wagner S, Maier LS, Severi S, Bers DM. Simulation of Ca/Calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II on rabbit ventricular myocyte ion currents and action potentials. Biophys J. 93: 3835-3847, 2007.

    267. Bers DM. Going to cAMP just got more complicated. J Physiol.  583;415-416, 2007.

    266. Altamirano J, Bers DM. Voltage-dependence of cardiac excitation-contraction coupling: Unitary current amplitude and open channel probability. Circ. Res. 101;590-597, 2007. Highlighted by an Editorial

    265. Grandi E, Puglisi JL, Severi S, Bers DM.  Computer simulation of altered sodium channel gating in rabbit and human ventricular myocytes. in Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart, FB Sachse, G Seemann Eds., Springer, Berlin pp 120-128, 2007.

    264. Despa S, Bers D.  Functional analysis of Na+/K+-ATPase isoform distribution in rat ventricular myocytes.  Am J Physiol. Cell Physiol.  293:C321-C327, 2007.

    263. Altamirano J, Bers DM. Effects of intracellular Ca and action potential duration on L-type Ca current inactivation  and recovery in cardiac myocytes.  Am J Physiol. Heart Circ Physiol. 293:H563-573, 2007.

    262  Picht E, Zima AV, Blatter LA, BersDM. SparkMaster - Automated calcium spark analysis with ImageJ. Am J Physiol. Cell Physiol. 293:C1073-1081, 2007.

    261. Higgins E, Goel P, Puglisi JL, Bers DM, Cannell M, Sneyd J, Modeling calcium microdomains using homogenisation. J Theoret Biol. 247:623-644, 2007.

    260. Bers DM, Ginsburg KS.  Na:Ca stoichiometry and cytosolic Ca-dependent activation of NCX in intact cardiomyocytes.  Ann. New York Acad. Sci. 1099:326-338, 2007.

    259. Yuan Q, Fan GC, Dong M, Altschafl B, Diwan A, Ren X, Hahn HH, Zhao W, Waggoner JR, Jones LR, Jones WK, Bers DM, Dorn II GW, Wang HS, Valdivia HH, Chu G, Kranias EG. Sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium overloading in junctin deficiency enhances cardiac contractility, but increases ventricular automaticity.  Circulation 115:300-309, 2007.

    258. Curran J, Ríos E, Bers DM, Shannon TR. b-adrenergic enhancement of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca leak in cardiac myocytes  is mediated by Ca-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase. Circ. Res. 100:391-398, 2007Highlighted by 2 Editorials.

    257. Huke S, Bers, DM. Temporal dissociation of frequency-dependent acceleration of relaxa­tion and protein phosphorylation by CaMKII. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 42:590-599.  2007.

    256. Tocchetti CG, Wang W, Froehlich JP, Huke S, Aon MA, Wilson  GM, di Benedetto G, O’ Rourke B, Gao WD, Wink DA,  Toscano JP, Zaccolo M, Bers DM, Valdivia HH, Cheng H, Kass DA, Paolocci N.  Nitroxyl improves cellular heart function by directly enhancing cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ cycling.  Circ Res. 100:96-104, 2007.

    255. Islamovic E. Duncan A, Bers DM, Gerthoffer WT, Mestril R. Importance of small heat shock protein 20 (HSP20) C-terminal extension in cardioprotection.  J Molec Cell Cardiol. 42:862-869, 2007.

    254. Maier LS, Bers DM. Role of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaMK) in excitation-contraction coupling in the heart  Cardiovasc Res, 73:631-640, 2007.

    253. Maier LS, Bers DM, Brown JH. Calmodulin and Ca2+/calmodulin kinases in the heart - Physiology and pathophysiology.  Cardiovasc Res, 73:629-630, 2007.

    252. Berry RG, Despa S, Fuller W, Bers DM, Shattock MJ.  Differential distribution and regulation of mouse Na+/K+-ATPase a1 and a2-subunits in T-tubule and surface sarcolemmal membranes.  Cardiovasc Res 73:92-100, 2007.

    251. Wu X and Bers DM. Free and bound intracellular calmodulin measurements in cardiac myocytes. Cell Calcium, 41:353-364, 2007.

    250. Picht E, DeSantiago J, Huke S, Kaetzel MA, Dedman JR, Bers DM. CaMKII inhibition targeted to the sarcoplasmic reticulum inhibits frequency dependent acceleration of relaxation and Ca2+ current facilitation.  J Molec Cell Cardiol. 42:196-205, 2007.

    249. Wagner S, Dybkova N, Rasenack ECL, Jacobshagen C, Fabritz L, Kirchhof P, Maier SKG, Zhang T, Hasenfuss G, Brown JH, Bers DM, Maier LS. Ca/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II regulates cardiac Na channels. J Clin Invest. 116:3127-3138, 2006Highlighted by an Editorial.

    248. Bers DM. The Beat Goes on: Diastolic noise that just won’t quit. Circ Res. 99: 921-923, 2006

    247. Han F, Bossuyt J, Despa S, Tucker AL, Bers DM. Phospholemman-Phosphorylation Mediates the PKC-Dependent Effects on Na/K-Pump Function in Cardiac Myocytes. Circ Res. 99:1376-1383, 2006.   Highlighted by an Editorial.

    246  Bers DM. Altered cardiac myocyte Ca regulation in heart failure. Physiology 21:380-387, 2006.

    245. Bossuyt J, Despa S, Martin JL, Bers DM.  Phospholemman phosphorylation alters its fluorescence resonance energy transfer with the Na/K-ATPase.  J Biol Chem. 281:32765-32773, 2006.

    244. Picht E, DeSantiago J, Blatter LA, Bers DM. Cardiac Alternans does not rely on diastolic sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium content fluctuations.  Circ Res. 99: 740-748, 2006.

    243. Altamirano J, Li Y, DeSantiago J, Piacentino V, Houser SR, Bers DM. The inotropic effect of cardiac glycosides in ventricular myocytes requires Na/Ca exchange function.  J. Physiol. 575:845-854., 2006.

    242. Bers DM, Despa S, Bossuyt J.  Regulation of Ca2+ and Na+ in Normal and Failing Cardiac Myocytes.  Ann. New York Acad. Sci. 1080:165-177, 2006.

    241. Guo T, Zhang T, Mestril R, Bers DM.  Ca/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II phosphorylation of ryanodine receptor does affect calcium sparks in mouse ventricular myocytes.  Circ Res. 99: 398-406, 2006Highlighted by Cover Editorial.

    240. Wu X, Bers DM. Sarcoplasmic reticulum and nuclear envelope are one highly interconnected Ca2+ store throughout cardiac myocyte. Circ Res. 99: 283-291, 2006Highlighted by an Editorial.

    239. Maier LS, Ziolo MT, Bossuyt J, Persechini A, Mestril R, Bers DM. Dynamic changes in free Ca-Calmodulin levels in adult cardiac myocytes.  J Molec Cell Cardiol. 41: 451-458, 2006Highlighted by an Editorial.

    238. Bers DM. Cardiac ryanodine receptor phosphorylation: target sites and functional consequences. Biochem. J. 396:e1-e3, 2006.

    237. Gregory KN, Ginsburg KS, Bodi I, Hahn H, Mareez YMA, Song Q, Waggoner JR, Park WJ, Schwartz A, Bers DM, Dorn GW, Kranias EG.  HRC: a novel regulator of sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium sequestration and cardiac function. J Molec Cell Cardiol 40:653-665, 2006.

    236. Bers DM, Despa S.  Cardiac myocyte Ca and Na regulation in normal and failing hearts.  J. Pharmacol Sci. 100:315-322, 2006.

    235. Wu X, Zhang T, Bossuyt J, Li X, McKinsey T, Dedman JR, Olson EN, Chen J, Brown JH, Bers DM.  Local InsP3-dependent Perinuclear Ca Signaling in Cardiac Myocytes Excitation-Transcription Coupling. J Clin Invest.  116:675-682, 2006.  Highlighted by an Editorial.

    234. Sun J, Picht E, Bers DM, Steenbergen C, Murphy E.  S-nitrosylation of the L-type Ca2+ channel a1 subunit contributes to male-female differences in ischemia-reperfusion injury.  Circ Res. 98:403-411, 2006.

    233. Kohlhaas M, Zhang T, Seidler T, Zibrova D, Steen A, Wagner S, Chen L, Heller-Brown J, Bers DM, Maier LS. Acute CaMKII overexpression sensitizes SR Ca release in isolated rabbit cardiac myocytes. Circ Res. 98:235-244, 2006.  Highlighted by an Editorial.

    232. Remus TP, Zima AV, Bossuyt J, Bare DJ,  Martin JL, Blatter LA, Bers DM, Mignery GA. Biosensors to Measure InsP3 Concentration in Living Cells with Spatio-temporal Resolution.  J Biol Chem. 281; 608-616, 2006.

    231. Ji Y, Zhao W,  Li B, Desantiago J, Picht E, Kaetzel MA, Schultz JJ, Kranias EG, Bers DM, Dedman JR. Targeted inhibition of sarcoplasmic reticulum CaMKII activity results in alterations of Ca2+ homeostasis and cardiac contractility. Am J Physiol. 290:H599-H606, 2006.

    230. Ai X, Curran JW, Shannon TR, Bers DM, Pogwizd SM.  Ca2+-Calmodulin-dependent Protein Kinase Modulates RyR2 Phosphorylation and SR Ca2+ Leak in a Rabbit Heart Failure. Circ Res. 97: 1314-1322. 2005.   Highlighted by an Editorial.

    229. Ginsburg KS, Bers DM.  Isoproterenol does not enhance Ca-dependent Na/Ca exchange current in intact rabbit ventricular myocytes.  J Molec Cell Cardiol. 39:972-981, 2005.

    228. Shannon TR, Wang F, Bers DM.  Regulation of cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca release by luminal [Ca] and altered gating assessed with a mathematical model.  Biophys J. 89:4096-4110, 2005.

    227  Brette F, Despa S, Bers DM, Orchard CH:  Sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ uptake and release in detubulated rat cardiac ventricular myocytes. J Molec Cell Cardiol. 39:804-812, 2005.

    226. Bossuyt J, Ai X, Moorman RJ, Pogwizd SM, Bers DM. Altered Phospholemman (PLM) Expression and Phosphorylation in a non-ischemic, arrhythmogenic rabbit heart failure model. Circ. Res. 97:558-565, 2005Highlighted by an Editorial.

    225. Wehrmacher WH, Puglisi JL, Bers DM, Messmore H. Sudden unexpected death. Compr Ther. 31:176-180, 2005.

    224. Bers DM, Kranias EG. Normal and abnormal calcium homeostasis. In Molecular mechanisms of cardiac hypertrophy and failure. RA Walsh Ed. CRC-Parthenon Press, 199-220, 2005.

    223. Shannon TR, Bers DM, Blatter LA, Niggli E.  Confocal imaging of CICR events from isolated immobilized SR vesicles. Cell Calcium 38:497-505, 2005.

    222. Bers DM, Guo T.  Calcium signaling in cardiac ventricular myocytes.  Ann. New York Acad. Sci.  1047:86-98, 2005.

    221. Despa S, Bossuyt J, Han F, Ginsburg KS, Jia L, Kutchai HC, Tucker AL, Bers DM.  Phospholemman phosphorylation mediates the b-adrenergic effects on Na/K pump function in cardiac myocytes.  Circ. Res.97:252-259, 2005.

    220. Rice JJ, Bers, DM.  The response of cardiac muscle to stretch: The role of calcium.  In Cardiac Mechano-Electric Feedback and Arrhythmias from Pipette to Patient.  P. Kohl, F. Sachs & M. Franz Eds., Saunders, 53-62, 2005.

    219. Sanbe A, James J, Tuzcu V, Nas S, Martin L, Gulick J, Osinska H, Sakthivel S, Klevitsky R, Ginsburg KS, Bers DM, Zinman B, Lakatta EG, Robbins J.  Transgenic rabbit model for human troponin I-based hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  Circulation 111:2330-2338, 2005. Highlighted by an Editorial

    218. Bare DJ, Kettlun CS, Liang M, Bers DM, Mignery GA.  cardiac type-2 Inositol tris phosphate receptor : interaction and modulation by CaMKII.  J Biol Chem. 280: 15912-15920, 2005.

    217. Ziolo MT, Martin JL, Bossuyt J, Bers DM, Pogwizd SM. Adenoviral gene transfer of mutant phospholamban rescues contractile dysfunction in failing rabbit myocytes with relatively preserved SERCA function. Circ. Res. 96: 815-817, 2005.

    216. Bers DM. Beyond Beta Blockers. Nature Medicine. 11:379-380, 2005.

    215. Bers DM, Ginsburg KS.  Modulation of SR Ca release in intact ventricular myocytes. In Ryanodine receptors: Structure, function and dysfunction in clinical disease. X Wehrens, AR Marks Eds. Kluwer Academic, pp 99-110, 2004.  

    214. Shannon TR, Wang F, Weber CR, Puglisi JL, Bers DM.  A mathematical treatment of integrated Ca dynamics within the ventricular myocyte. Biophys J.  87:3351-3371, 2004.

    213  Bers DM.  Macromolecular complexes regulating ryanodine receptor function.  J Molec Cell Cardiol. 37:417-429, 2004

    212  Bassani RA, Altamirano J, Puglisi JL, Bers DM.  Action potential duration determines sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ reloading in mammalian ventricular myocytes.  J. Physiol. 559:591-607, 2004.

    211. Chaudhary KW, Rossman EIm Piacentino III VKenessey A, Weber CR, Gaughan JP, Ojamaa K, Klein I, Bers DM, Houser SR, Margulies KB. Altered Myocardial Ca2+ Cycling Following LVAD Support in the Failing Human Heart. J Am Coll Cardiol. 44:837-845, 2004.

    210. Shannon TR, Bers DM: Integrated Ca2+ management in cardiac myocytes. New York Acad Sci. 2025:28-38, 2004.

    209. Despa, S, J. Kockskamper, Blatter LA, Bers DM:  Na/K-Pump-induced [Na]i gradients in rat ventricular myocytes using two-photon microscopy.  Biophys. J. 87:1360-1368, 2004.

    208. Teucher N,  Prestle J, Seidler T, Inesi G, Kögler H, Bers DM, Hasenfuss G, Smith GL: Excessive SERCA expression causes increased sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-uptake but decreased contractile performance.  Circulation 110:3553-3559, 2004.

    207. Ziolo MT, Maier LS, Piacentino III V, Houser SR, Bers DM:  Myocyte NOS2 contributes to blunted b-adrenergic response in failing human hearts by decreasing Ca2+ transients Circulation 109:1886-1891, 2004.

    206. Ginsburg KS, Bers DM:  Modulation of excitation-contraction coupling by isoproterenol in cardiomyocytes with controlled SR Ca load and ICa trigger. J. Physiol. 556: 463-480, 2004.

    205. Bers DM:  Cardiac Ca channels. In: Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside 4th Ed., D.P.Zipes & J Jalife Eds., Saunders.  10-18, 2004.

    204. Puglisi JL, Wang F, Bers DM:  Modeling the isolated cardiac myocyte.  Prog Biophys Molec Biol. 85:163-178, 2004.

    203. Pogwizd SM, Bers DM: Cellular basis of triggered arrhythmias in heart failure. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 14: 61-66, 2004.

    202. DeSantiago J, Maier LS, Bers DM:  Phospholamban is required for CaMKII-dependent recovery of Ca transients and SR Ca reuptake during acidosis in cardiac myocytes. J. Molec. Cell. Cardiol. 36:67-74, 2004.

    201. Opie LH, Bers DM:  Excitation-contraction coupling and calcium. In Heart Physiology, from cell to circulation. 4th Ed. LH Opie Editor, Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia. pp 159-185, 2003.

    200. Shannon TR, Pogwizd SM, Bers DM:  Elevated sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca leak in intact ventricular myocytes from rabbits in heart failure. Circ Res.  93:592-594, 2003.

    199. Weber CR,. Piacentino III V, Houser SR, Bers DM:  Dynamic regulation of Na/Ca exchange function in human heart failure.  Circulation  108:2224-2229, 2003.

    198. Despa S, Brette F, Orchard CH, Bers DM:  Na/Ca exchange and Na/K-ATPase function are equally concentrated in transverse tubules of rat ventricular myocytes. Biophys. J. 85: 3388-3396, 2003.

    197. Bers DM, Eisner DA, Valdivia HH:  Sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca and heart failure: Roles of diastolic leak and Ca transport.  Circ Res.  93: 487-490, 2003.

    196. Kirchhefer U, Neumann J, Bers DM, Buchwalow IB, Fabritz L, Hanske G, Justus I, Riemann B, Schmitz W, Jones LR:  Impaired relaxation in transgenic mice overexpressing junctin. Cardiovasc Res. 59: 369-379, 2003.

    195. Ziolo MT, Bers DM: The real estate of NOS signaling: location, location, location. Circ. Res. 92: 1279-1281, 2003.

    194. Lipsius SL, Bers DM: Cardiac Pacemaking: If vs. Ca2+, is it really that simple? J. Molec. Cell. Cardiol. 35: 891-893, 2003.

    193. Shannon TR, Guo T, Bers DM: Ca Scraps: Local depletions of free [Ca] in cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum during contractions leave substantial ca reserve. Circ. Res. 93: 40-45, 2003. Highlighted by an Editorial.

    192. Weber CR, KS Ginsburg,  Bers DM: Cardiac submembrane [Na] transients sensed by Na-Ca exchange current. Circ Res. 92: 950-952, 2003.

    191. Bers DM: Dynamic Imaging in Living Cells: Windows into Local Signaling. SciSTKE 170:PE13, 2003.

    190. Despa S, and DM Bers:  Na/K pump current and [Na]i in rabbit ventricular myocytes; Local depletion and Na buffering.  Biophys. J. 84:4157-4166, 2003.

    189. Maier LS, Zhang T, Chen L, DeSantiago J, Li Y, Brown JH, Bers DM:  Transgenic CaMKII-dC overexpression uniquely alters cardiac myocyte Ca handling: reduced SR Ca load, but increased fractional release.  Circ. Res. 92: 904-911, 2003.

    188. Zhang T, Maier LS, Dalton ND, Miyamoto S. Ross Jr. Bers DM, Brown JH: The dC isoform of CaMKII Is activated in cardiac hypertrophy and induces dilated cardio­myopathy and heart failure. Circ Res, 92:912-919, 2003.

    187. Brittsan AG, Ginsburg KS, Yatani A, Wolska BM, Asahi M, Chu G, Gerst MJ, MacLennan DH, Bers DM, Kranias EG:  Chronic SR Ca2+-ATPase inhibition causes adaptive changes in cellular Ca2+ transport.  Circ. Res. 92: 769 - 776, 2003.

    186. Piacentino III V, Weber CR, Chen X, Weisser-Thomas J, Margulies KB, Bers DM, Houser SR:  Cellular basis of abnormal calcium transients of failing human ventricular myocytes.  Circ. Res. 92:651-658, 2003.

    185. Von Lewinski D, Stumme B, Maier LS, Luers C, Bers DM, Pieske B: Stretch-dependent slow force response in isolated rabbit myocardium is Na+ dependent. Cardiovasc. Res. 57:1052-1061, 2003.

    184. Pogwizd, S.M., K.R. Sipido, F. Verdonck and D.M. Bers.  Intracellular Na in animal models of hypertrophy and heart failure: Contractile function and arrhythmogenesis.  Cardiovasc. Res. 57:887-896, 2003.

    183. Bers DM, Barry WH, Despa S:  Intracellular Na regulation in cardiac myocytes.  Cardiovasc. Res. 57:897-912, 2003.

    182. Pieske B, Houser SR, Hasenfuss G, Bers DM:  Sodium in the heart: a hidden key factor in cardiac regulation.  Cardiovasc. Res. 57:871-872, 2003.

    181. Ginsburg KS, Weber CR, Despa S, Bers DM:  Simultaneous measurement of [Na]i, [Ca]i and INCX in intact cardiac myocytes.  Ann. New York Acad. Sci. 976: 157-158, 2002.

    180. Weber CR, Piacentino III V, Bers DM, Houser SR:  Calcium influx via INCX is favored in failing human ventricular myocytes.  Ann. New York Acad. Sci. 976: 478-479, 2002.

    179. Piacentino III V, Weber CR, Gaughan JP, Margulies KB, Bers DM, Houser SR:  Modulation of contractility in failing human myocytes by reverse mode Na/Ca exchange.  Ann. New York Acad. Sci. 976: 466-471, 2002.

    178. Bers DM,  Weber CR:  Na/Ca exchange function in intact ventricular myocytes. Ann. New York Acad. Sci. 976:500-512, 2002.

    177. Pogwizd SM, Bers DM:  Na/Ca exchange in heart failure: Contractile dysfunction and arrhythmogenesis.  Ann. New York Acad. Sci. 976:454-465, 2002.

    176. Zhou Z,  Bers DM:   Time course of action of antagonists of mitochondrial Ca uptake in intact ventricular myocytes.  Pflugers Archiv. 445:132-138, 2002.

    175. Shannon TR, Ginsburg KS, Bers DM:  Quantitative assessment of SR Ca leak-load relationships.  Circ. Res. 91:594-600, 2002.

    174. DeSantiago J, Maier LS, Bers DM:  Frequency-dependent acceleration of relaxation (FDAR) in heart depends on CaMKII, but not phospholamban. J. Molec. Cell. Cardiol. 34: 975-984, 2002.

    173. Maier LM, Bers DM:   Calcium, calmodulin, and calcium/calmodulin kinase II – From heartbeat to heartbeat.  J. Molec. Cell. Cardiol. 34:919-939, 2002.

    172. Brandes R, Bers DM:  Simultaneous measurements of mitochondrial NADH and Ca2+ during increased work in intact rat heart trabeculae.  Biophys. J. 83: 587-604, 2002.

    171. Bers DM: Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Ca release in Intact Ventricular Myocytes.  Front. Biosci. 7:d1697-1711, 2002.

    170. Despa S, Islam M, Weber CR, Pogwizd SM, Bers DM: Intracellular Na+ concentration is elevated in heart failure, but Na/K pump function is unchanged..  Circulation. 105:2543-2548, 2002.

    169. Bers DM:  Cardiac Na/Ca exchange function in rabbit, mouse and man: What’s the difference?  J. Molec. Cell. Cardiol. 34: 369-373, 2002.

    167. Li Y, Kranias EG, Mignery GA, Bers DM:  Protein kinase A phosphorylation of the ryanodine receptor does not affect Ca sparks in permeabilized mouse ventricular myocytes. Circ. Res. 90:309-316, 2002.

    166. Despa S, Islam M, Pogwizd SM, Bers DM:  Intracellular [Na+] and Na+-pump rate in rat and rabbit ventricular myocytes.  J. Physiol. 539:133-143, 2002.

    165. Bers DM, Pogwizd SM, Schlotthauer K:  Upregulated Na/Ca exchange is involved in both contractile dysfunction and arrhythmogenesis in heart failure.  Bas. Res. Cardiol. 97(suppl 1):36-42, 2002.

    164. Bers DM:  Cardiac excitation-contraction coupling.  Nature.  415: 198-205, 2002.

    163. Weber CR, Piacentino III V, Ginsburg KS, Houser SR, Bers DM: Na/Ca exchange current and submembrane [Ca] during the cardiac action potential.  Circ. Res. 90:182-189, 2002Highlighted by an Editorial.

    162. Bers DM:  Calcium and cardiac rhythms: physiological and pathophysiological.   Circ. Res. 90:14-17, 2002.

    161. Pogwizd SM, Bers DM: Calcium cycling in heart failure: The arrhythmia connection.  J. Cadiovasc. Electrophysiol. 13:88-91, 2002.

    160. Ziolo M, Katoh H, Bers DM:  Expression of iNOS depresses calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum in ventricular myocytes.  Circulation 104: 2961-2966, 2001.

    159. Ziolo MT, Katoh H, Bers DM:   Positive and negative effects of nitric oxide on Ca sparks: influence of _b-adrenergic stimulation.  Am. J. Physiol. 281:H2295-H2303, 2001.

    158. Puglisi JL, Bers DM:  LabHEART: An interactive computer model of rabbit ventricular myocyte  ion channel and Ca transport.  Am. J. Physiol. 281:C2049-C2060, 2001.

    157. Bers DM:  Regulation of cellular calcium in cardiac myocytes.  In: Handbook of Physiology, Section 2, Vol. 1; E. Page, H.A. Fozzard and R.J. Solaro Eds. Oxford Univ. Press 335-387, 2001.

    156. Bers DM, Ziolo MT:  When is cAMP not cAMP? effects of compartmentalization. Circ. Res.  89:373-375, 2001.

    155. Bers DM:  Excitation-Contraction Coupling and Cardiac Contractile Force.  (Single Author Monograph)  2nd ed., Kluwer Academic Press, Dordrecht, Netherlands.  427 pp., 2001.

    154. Li Y, Bers DM:  A cardiac dihydropyridine receptor  II-III loop peptide inhibits resting ryanodine receptor opening in ferret ventricular myocytes.  J. Physiol. 537:17-26, 2001.

    153. Pogwizd SM, Schlotthauer K, Li L, Yuan W, Bers DM:  Arrhythmogenesis and contractile dysfunction in heart failure: Roles of sodium-calcium exchange, inward rectifier potassium current, and residual beta-adrenergic responsiveness.  Circ. Res.  88: 1159-1167, 2001Highlighted by an Editorial.

    152. Weber CR, Ginsburg KS, Philipson KD, Shannon TR, Bers DM:  Allosteric regulation of Na/Ca exchange current by cytosolic Ca in intact cardiac myocytes.  J. Gen. Physiol. 117: 119-131, 2001Highlighted by Cover Figure.

    151. Shannon TR, Chu G, Kranias EG, Bers DM:  Phospholamban decreases the energetic efficiency of the SR Ca pump.  J. Biol. Chem. 276: 7195-7201, 2001.

    150. Frank K, Tilgmann C, Shannon TR, Bers DM, Kranias EG:  Regulatory Role of Phospholamban in the Efficiency of Cardiac Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Ca2+-Transport.  Biochemistry. 46:14176-14182, 2000.

    149. Maier LS, Bers DM, Pieske B:   Differences in Ca2+ handling and sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-content in isolated rat and rabbit myocardium.  J. Molec. Cell. Cardiol. 32:2249-2258, 2000.

    148. Schlotthauer K, Bers DM:  Sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ release causes myocyte depolarization: Underlying mechanism and threshold for triggered action potentials.  Circ Res. 87:774-780, 2000Highlighted by an Editorial.

    147. Bers  DM: Ca Fluxes involved in Control of Cardiac Myocyte Contraction.  Circ. Res. 87: 275-281, 2000.

    146. Katoh H, Schlotthauer K, Bers DM:  Transmission of information from cardiac dihydropyridine receptor to ryanodine receptor: Evidence from Bay K 8644 effects on resting Ca2+ sparks. Circ. Res. 87:106-111, 2000.

    145. Bers DM:  Inotropic mechanisms in cardiac muscle.  In Heart Physiology and Pathophysiology, N. Sperelakis, Y. Kurachi, A. Terzic Eds. Academic Press, NY. 779-788, 2000.           

    144. Li L, DeSantiago J, Chu G, Kranias EG, Bers DM:  Phophorylation of phospholamban and Troponin-I in b-adrenergic mediated acceleration of cardiac relaxation.  Am. J. Physiol. 278:769-779, 2000.

    143. Satoh H, Ginsburg KS, Qing K, Terada H, Hayashi H, Bers DM:  KB-R7943 block of Ca2+ influx via Na+/Ca2+ exchange does not alter twitches or glycoside inotropy, but prevents Ca2+ overload in rat ventricular myocytes. Circulation 101:1441-1446, 2000.

    142. Zhou Z, Bers DM:  Ca influx via L-type Ca channel during tail current and above current reversal potential in ferret ventricular myocytes.  J. Physiol. 523:57-66, 2000.

    141. Shannon TR, Ginsburg KS, Bers DM:   Potentiation of fractional SR Ca release by total and free intra-SR Ca concentration. Biophys. J. 78:334-343, 2000.

    140. Shannon TR, Ginsburg KS, Bers DM: Reverse mode of the SR Ca-pump and load-dependent Ca decline in voltage clamped cardiac ventricular myocytes. Biophys. J. 78: 322-333, 2000.