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In many cell types, receptor stimulation evokes cytosolic calcium oscillations with a frequency that depends on agonist dose. Previous studies demonstrated controversial effects of changing the activity of the endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase upon the frequency of oscillations. By numerical simulations, we found that the model of De Young and Keizer (J.(More)
The effect of extracellular nucleotides on the cytosolic calcium concentration of fluo-3-loaded HEp-2 cells was examined using confocal microscopy. Extracellular ATP and UTP at micromolar concentration induced cytosolic calcium oscillations in 42-66% of the cells. Oscillations were usually sinusoid and their frequency depended only slightly on agonist(More)
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