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Title: IP3-induced Ca2+ release in A7r5 vascular smooth-muscle cells represents a partial emptying of the stores and not an all-or-none Ca2+ release of separate quanta
Authors: Missiaen, Ludwig ×
Sipma, Henk
Parys, Jan
De Smet, Patrick
Callewaert, Geert
Hill, Evelyn
McCarthy, T V
De Smedt, Humbert #
Issue Date: Jun-1999
Series Title: Pflügers Archiv : European journal of physiology. vol:437 issue:5 pages:691-4
Abstract: There is still no agreement on the mechanism of the intracellular action of low concentrations of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3). Intracellular Ca2+ stores may transiently release some Ca2+ before they become insensitive to IP3. Alternatively, stores with a low IP3 threshold may lose all their Ca2+ and the others none. We now report that the IP3 threshold was not correlated with the extent of Ca2+ release in permeabilized A7r5 smooth-muscle cells. In contrast, the maximum rate of release, which was changed either by varying the level of IP3 receptor (IP3R) activation, or by changing the concentration of IP3R at a constant level of IP3R activation, was directly related to the extent of Ca2+ release. We conclude that IP3-induced Ca2+ release reflects partial emptying of the stores and not all-or-none Ca2+ release of separate quanta.
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ISSN: 0031-6768
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Physiology Section (-)
Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Signaling
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