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In a variety of cells, the Ca2+ signalling process is mediated by the endoplasmic-reticulum-membrane-associated Ca2+ release channel, inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (InsP3) receptor (InsP3R). Being ubiquitous and present in organisms ranging from humans to Caenorhabditis elegans, InsP3R has a vital role in the control of cellular and physiological processes(More)
Posttranslational modification of proteins with polyubiquitin occurs in diverse signaling pathways and is tightly regulated to ensure cellular homeostasis. Studies employing ubiquitin mutants suggest that the fate of polyubiquitinated proteins is determined by which lysine within ubiquitin is linked to the C terminus of an adjacent ubiquitin. We have(More)
Polyubiquitination is a posttranslational modification where ubiquitin chains containing isopeptide bonds linking one of seven ubiquitin lysines with the C terminus of an adjoining ubiquitin are covalently attached to proteins. While functions of K48- and K63-linked polyubiquitin are understood, the role(s) of noncanonical K11-linked chains is less clear. A(More)
Green fluorescent protein (GFP) and its relatives (GFP protein family) have been isolated from marine organisms such as jellyfish and corals that belong to the phylum Cnidaria (stinging aquatic invertebrates). They are intrinsically fluorescent proteins. In search of new members of the family of green fluorescent protein family, we identified a(More)
Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors (IP(3)R) are intracellular Ca(2+) release channels whose opening requires binding of two intracellular messengers IP(3) and Ca(2+). The regulation of IP(3)R function has also been shown to involve a variety of cellular proteins. Recent biochemical and structural analyses have deepened our understanding of how the(More)
Healthy blood donors from the city of Zagreb were checked for the presence of a nephrotoxic mycotoxin ochratoxin A (OTA) in the plasma. Samples of blood were collected in June, September, and December 1997, and March 1998, totalling 200 or 50 in each round. The concentrations of OTA were measured using high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) method(More)
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