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Ca2+ entry through store-operated Ca2+ channels involves the interaction at ER-PM (endoplasmic reticulum-plasma membrane) junctions of STIM (stromal interaction molecule) and Orai. STIM proteins are sensors of the luminal ER Ca2+ concentration and, following depletion of ER Ca2+, they oligomerize and translocate to ER-PM junctions where they form STIM(More)
The KChIPs (K+ channel-interacting proteins) are members of the NCS (neuronal calcium sensor) protein family of Ca2+-binding proteins. It is unclear to what extent the KChIPs have distinct functions although they all interact with Kv4 K+ channels. KChIP3 has also been shown to repress transcription of specific genes via binding to DRE (downstream regulatory(More)
Distinct spatiotemporal Ca2+ signalling events regulate fundamental aspects of eukaryotic cell physiology. Complex Ca2+ signals can be driven by release of Ca2+ from intracellular organelles that sequester Ca2+ such as the ER (endoplasmic reticulum) or through the opening of Ca2+-permeable channels in the plasma membrane and influx of extracellular Ca2+.(More)
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