Jo 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)
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