Title: Second messenger specificity of the inositol trisphosphate receptor: reappraisal based on novel inositol phosphates
Authors: DeLisle, S ×
Radenberg, T
Wintermantel, M R
Tietz, C
Parys, Jan
Pittet, D
Welsh, M J
Mayr, G W #
Issue Date: Apr-1994
Series Title: The American journal of physiology. vol:266 issue:2 Pt 1 pages:C429-36
Abstract: To further understand how the second messenger D-myo-inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate [Ins(1,4,5)P3] interacts with its intracellular receptor, we injected 47 highly purified inositol phosphate (InsP) positional isomers in Xenopus oocytes and compared their potency in releasing intracellular Ca2+. The potency of the Ca(2+)-releasing InsPs spanned four orders of magnitude. Seven compounds, including the novel inositol 1,2,4,5-tetrakisphosphate [D/L-Ins (1,2,4,5)P4] and D/L-Ins(1,4,6)P3, had a very high potency. All of these highly active InsPs shared the following structure: two D-trans-equatorial phosphates (eq-P) and one equatorial hydroxyl (eq-OH) attached to ring carbons D-4, D-5, and D-6 (or to the structurally equivalent D-1, D-6, and D-5 carbons). This permissive structure was not sufficient for Ca2+ release, because it was also found in two inactive compounds, Ins(1,6)P2 and Ins(1,3,6)P3. To be active, InsPs also required the structural equivalent of a D-3 eq-OH and/or a D-1 eq-P. Together, our data reveal how the structure of the InsP molecule affects its ability to release Ca2+.
ISSN: 0002-9513
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Physiology Section (-)
Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Signaling
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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