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Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor-deficient (IP3RKO) B-lymphocytes were used to investigate the functional relevance of type 1 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R1) and its cleavage by caspase-3 in apoptosis. We showed that inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor-deficient cells were largely resistant to apoptosis induced by both staurosporine(More)
Fertilization in mammalian eggs is characterized by the presence of intracellular calcium ([Ca(2+)]i) oscillations. In mouse eggs, these oscillations cease after a variable period of time and this is accompanied by a decrease in inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R) responsiveness and down-regulation of the IP3R type 1 (IP3R-1). To investigate the(More)
Antiapoptotic B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) targets the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP(3)R) via its BH4 domain, thereby suppressing IP(3)R Ca(2+)-flux properties and protecting against Ca(2+)-dependent apoptosis. Here, we directly compared IP(3)R inhibition by BH4-Bcl-2 and BH4-Bcl-Xl. In contrast to BH4-Bcl-2, BH4-Bcl-Xl neither bound the modulatory(More)
Autophagy is a cellular process responsible for delivery of proteins or organelles to lysosomes. It participates not only in maintaining cellular homeostasis, but also in promoting survival during cellular stress situations. It is now well established that intracellular Ca(2+) is one of the regulators of autophagy. However, this control of autophagy by(More)
The inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R) is an intracellular Ca2+ channel that is for the largest part expressed in the endoplasmic reticulum. Its precise subcellular localization is an important factor for the correct initiation and propagation of Ca2+ signals. The relative position of the IP3Rs, and thus of the IP3-sensitive Ca2+ stores, to(More)
Striated muscle represents one of the best models for studies on Ca(2+) signalling. However, although much is known on the localisation and molecular interactions of the ryanodine receptors (RyRs), far less is known on the localisation and on the molecular interactions of the inositol trisphosphate receptors (InsP(3)Rs) in striated muscle cells. Recently,(More)
Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors (InsP(3)Rs) were recently demonstrated to be activated independently of InsP(3) by a family of calmodulin (CaM)-like neuronal Ca(2+)-binding proteins (CaBPs). We investigated the interaction of both naturally occurring long and short CaBP1 isoforms with InsP(3)Rs, and their functional effects on InsP(3)R-evoked Ca(2+)(More)
We have used reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction to investigate the expression of ryanodine receptors in several excitable and nonexcitable cell types. Consistent with previous reports, we detected ryanodine receptor expression in brain, heart, and skeletal muscle. In addition, we detected ryanodine receptor expression in various other excitable(More)
Golgi antiapoptotic protein (GAAP) is a novel regulator of cell death that is highly conserved in eukaryotes and present in some poxviruses, but its molecular mechanism is unknown. Given that alterations in intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis play an important role in determining cell sensitivity to apoptosis, we investigated if GAAP affected Ca(2+) signaling.(More)
In mammalian fertilization, inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R)-dependent Ca2+ release is a crucial signaling event that originates from the vicinity of sperm-egg interaction and spreads as a wave throughout the egg cytoplasm. While it is known that Ca2+ is released by the type 1 IP3R in the egg cortex, the potential involvement of other isoform(More)