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Depletion of intracellular calcium stores generates a signal that activates Ca2+-permeable channels in the plasma membrane. We have identified a human cDNA, TRPC1A, from a human fetal brain cDNA library. TRPC1A is homologous to the cation channels trp and trpl in Drosophila and is a splice variant of the recently identified cDNA Htrp-1. Expression of TRPC1A(More)
TRPC3 (or Htrp3) is a human member of the trp family of Ca2+-permeable cation channels. Since expression of TRPC3 cDNA results in markedly enhanced Ca2+ influx in response to stimulation of membrane receptors linked to phospholipase C (Zhu, X., J. Meisheng, M. Peyton, G. Bouley, R. Hurst, E. Stefani, and L. Birnbaumer. 1996. Cell. 85:661-671), we tested(More)
Structures and regulations of vertebrate channels responsible for sustained calcium elevations after hormone stimulation are largely unknown. Therefore, the Drosophila photoreceptor channels, trp and trpl, which are assumed to be involved in calcium influx, serve as model system, trpl expressed in Sf9 cells showed spontaneous activity. Hormonal stimulations(More)
RNA polymerase I has been used for transcription of influenza hemagglutinin (HA) cDNA precisely linked in the anti-sense configuration to both mouse rDNA promoter and terminator segments. In transcription reactions based on Ehrlich ascites cell nuclear extracts, specific uniform RNA products are synthesized in high rates that are comparable to original rDNA(More)
G proteins of the Gq/11 subfamily functionally couple cell surface receptors to phospholipase C beta (PLC beta) isoforms. Stimulation of PLC beta induces Ca2+ elevation by inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (InsP3)-mediated Ca2+ release and store-dependent 'capacitative' Ca2+ entry through Ca(2+)-permeable channels. The Drosophila trp gene, as well as some human(More)
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