Andrea Zobel

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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)
The neuropeptide galanin is widely expressed in the central nervous system and other tissues and induces different cellular reactions, e.g. hormone release from pituitary and inhibition of insulin release from pancreatic B cells. By microinjection of antisense oligonucleotides we studied the question as to which G proteins mediate the galanin-induced(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)
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)
The cDNAs of two putatively pertussis toxin-insensitive G-protein alpha-subunits, alpha 12 and alpha 13, were recently cloned. mRNA analyses based on the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction indicated a widespread distribution of both mRNAs [Strathmann, M. P., and Simon, M. I. (1991) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 88, 5582-5586]. Generating specific(More)
Eight c-Myb-binding sites have been identified in the regulatory region of the human c-myc gene using gel retardation and DNAase I footprint assays with purified bacterially expressed full-length and carboxy-terminally truncated c-Myb proteins. These binding sites exhibit different affinities whereby strong binding correlates better with conservation of the(More)
We analyse the contribution of six Myb-binding sites in the upstream c-myc sequences to transactivation by co-transfection assays. Surprisingly, deletion of the six Myb-binding sites did not influence the transactivation of c-myc by c-Myb protein. Instead, the strongest transactivation was observed with a c-myc reporter plasmid which contains only 450 bp of(More)
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