Title: 2,5-Di-(tert-butyl)-1,4-benzohydroquinone and cyclopiazonic acid decrease the Ca2+ permeability of endoplasmic reticulum
Authors: Missiaen, Ludwig ×
De Smedt, Humbert
Droogmans, Guillaume
Casteels, Rik #
Issue Date: Dec-1992
Series Title: European Journal of Pharmacology vol:227 issue:4 pages:391-4
Abstract: Specific inhibitors of the endoplasmic-reticulum Ca2+ pump will deplete intracellular stores and are therefore useful to study the role of store depletion on plasma-membrane Ca2+ permeability. We now report that the Ca(2+)-pump inhibitor 2,5-di-(tert-butyl)-1,4-benzohydroquinone (tBuBHQ) reduces the passive Ca2+ leak from the internal stores in permeabilized A7r5 vascular smooth-muscle cells. This aspecific effect occurred at concentrations that are normally used to empty the stores in intact cells. Cyclopiazonic acid exerted a similar, although less pronounced effect, while thapsigargin did not affect the passive Ca2+ leak. The inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate-mediated Ca2+ release was not affected. tBuBHQ and cyclopiazonic acid cannot therefore be used as specific tools to probe the mechanism of receptor-mediated Ca2+ entry.
ISSN: 0014-2999
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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