Jo Michel Vanoevelen

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Non-mitochondrial intracellular Ca2+ stores contain both thapsigargin-sensitive sarco(endo)plasmic-reticulum Ca2+-ATPases (SERCA) and thapsigargin-insensitive secretory-pathway Ca2+-ATPases (SPCA1). We now have studied the Ca2+-release properties of the compartments associated with these pumps in intact, i.e. non-permeabilized, cells of different origin(More)
Cytosolic Ca(2+) oscillations can be due to cycles of release and re-uptake of internally stored Ca(2+). To investigate the nature of these Ca(2+) stores, we expressed the Pmr1 Ca(2+) pump of Caenorhabditis elegans in COS-1 cells and pretreated the cells with thapsigargin to prevent Ca(2+) uptake by the sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase. Pmr1(More)
Neural cell differentiation involves a complex regulatory signal transduction network in which Ca(2+) ions and the secretory pathway play pivotal roles. The secretory pathway Ca(2+)-ATPase isoform 1 (SPCA1) is found in the Golgi apparatus where it is actively involved in the transport of Ca(2+) or Mn(2+) from the cytosol to the Golgi lumen. Its expression(More)
Extracellular agonists mobilize Ca2+ from SERCA-comprising intracellular Ca2+ stores located in both the Golgi apparatus and the endoplasmic reticulum. Ca2+ release from both these compartments was studied in HeLa cells stably expressing the luminescent Ca2+ indicator aequorin specifically targeted to these compartments. Changes in lumenal [Ca2+] as(More)
The Golgi apparatus is, like the endoplasmic reticulum, an inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate-sensitive Ca2+ store, but its role in setting up Ca2+ signals is not well understood. We have now measured histamine-induced Ca2+ signals in HeLa cells pretreated with brefeldin A, a fungal metabolite that leads to the fragmentation and subsequent disappearance of the(More)
We studied the role of the Pmr1-containing Ca(2+) store in COS-1 cells endowed with a functional endoplasmic reticulum. Transfected cells could be recognized by using a green-fluorescent-protein (GFP)-tagged form of Pmr1. Pmr1-GFP fluorescence showed a typical juxtanuclear Golgi-like distribution. Pmr1-GFP-containing cells with functional endoplasmic(More)
BACKGROUND Gain-of-function mutations in SCN9A gene that encodes the voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 have been associated with a wide spectrum of painful syndromes in humans including inherited erythromelalgia, paroxysmal extreme pain disorder and small fibre neuropathy. These mutations change the biophysical properties of NaV1.7 channels leading to(More)
In establishing a genetic diagnosis in heterogeneous neurological disease, clinical characterization and whole exome sequencing (WES) go hand-in-hand. Clinical data are essential, not only to guide WES variant selection and define the clinical severity of a genetic defect but also to identify other patients with defects in the same gene. In an infant(More)
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