José-Manuel Cancela

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Pancreatic beta cells are connected by gap junction channels made of connexin 36 (Cx36), which permit intercellular exchanges of current-carrying ions (ionic coupling) and other molecules (metabolic coupling). Previous studies have suggested that ionic coupling may extend to larger regions of pancreatic islets than metabolic coupling. The aim of the present(More)
Nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP) and cyclic adenosine diphosphate ribose (cADPR) were first demonstrated to mobilize Ca2+ in sea urchin eggs. In the absence of direct measurements of these messengers, pharmacological studies alone have implicated these molecules as intracellular second messengers for specific cell surface receptor(More)
Nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP) is the most potent Ca(2+)-mobilizing intracellular messenger and is linked to a variety of stimuli and cell surface receptors. However, the enzyme responsible for endogenous NAADP synthesis in vivo is unknown, and it has been proposed that another enzyme differing from ADP-ribosyl cyclase family members(More)
In neurons, voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels and nuclear Ca(2+) signaling play important roles, such as in the regulation of gene expression. However, the link between electrical activity and biochemical cascade activation involved in the generation of the nuclear Ca(2+) signaling is poorly understood. Here we show that depolarization of Aplysia neurons(More)
A new approach to treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy was investigated by using the ester or amide covalent association of arginine [nitric oxide (NO) pathway] and butyrate [histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibition] in mdx mice and patient myotubes. Two prodrugs were synthesized, and the beneficial effects on dystrophic phenotype were studied. Nerve(More)
It remains unclear how different intracellular stores could interact and be recruited by Ca(2+)-releasing messengers to generate agonist-specific Ca(2+) signatures. In addition, refilling of acidic stores such as lysosomes and secretory granules occurs through endocytosis, but this has never been investigated with regard to specific Ca(2+) signatures. In(More)
Many physiological processes are controlled by a great diversity of Ca2+ signals. Within cell, Ca2+ signals depend upon Ca2+ entry and/or Ca2+ release from internal Ca2+ stores. The control of Ca2+-store mobilization is ensured by a family of messengers comprising inositol 1,4,5 trisphosphate, cyclic ADP-ribose and nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide(More)
Major depression and schizophrenia are associated with dysfunctions of serotoninergic and dopaminergic systems mainly in the prefrontal cortex (PFC). Both serotonin and dopamine are known to modulate synaptic plasticity. 5-HT1A receptors (5-HT1ARs) and dopaminergic type D1 receptors are highly represented on dendritic spines of layer 5 pyramidal neurons(More)
The ecto-enzyme CD38 is a NAADP synthase which couples receptor activation to Ca mobilization from lysosomes in pancreatic acinar cells François Cosker, Nathalie Cheviron, Michiko Yamasaki, Alexis Menteyne, Frances E. Lund, Marie-Jo Moutin, Antony Galione and Jose-Manuel Cancela. 1 CNRS, Institut de Neurobiologie Alfred Fessard – FRC2118, Laboratoire de(More)
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