Leonard Dode

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Accumulation of Ca(2+) into the Golgi apparatus is mediated by sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPases (SERCAs) and by secretory pathway Ca(2+)-ATPases (SPCAs). Mammals and birds express in addition to the housekeeping SPCA1 (human gene name ATP2C1, cytogenetic position 3q22.1) a homologous SPCA2 isoform (human gene name ATP2C2, cytogenetic position(More)
Of the three mammalian members belonging to the sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca2+ ATPase (SERCA) family, SERCA2 is evolutionary the oldest and shows the most wide tissue-expression pattern. Two major SERCA2 splice variants are well-characterized: the muscle-specific isoform SERCA2a and the housekeeping isoform SERCA2b. Recently, several interacting proteins(More)
The secretory-pathway Ca2+-ATPases (SPCAs) represent a recently recognized family of phosphorylation-type ATPases that supply the lumen of the Golgi apparatus with Ca2+ and Mn2+ needed for the normal functioning of this structure. Mutations of the human SPCA1 gene (ATP2C1) cause Hailey-Hailey disease, an autosomal dominant skin disorder in which(More)
Of all the SERCA pumps, SERCA3 was the latest to be described and the least well known. Its primary structure deviates more than usual from the other members of the SERCA family. It is not known whether its remarkably low affinity for Ca2+ (K0.5 > 1 microM) observed upon expression in the COS cell system occurs also in its normal cellular context. SERCA3 is(More)
We have compared the primary sequence and enzymatic properties of the sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPases from a cold-tolerant frog Rana sylvatica with those of a closely related cold-intolerant frog, Rana clamitans. Sarcoplasmic reticulum isolated from leg muscles of both species contains a major protein ( approximately 100 kDa) that reacts with a(More)
An organellar-type of Ca2+ pump formerly detected by means of its phosphoprotein intermediate in platelets and in lymphoid cells, and which runs in acid gels at 97 kDa, is now characterized as sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ATPase 3 (SERCA3). SERCA3 is co-expressed in these cells along with the housekeeping SERCA2b. This conclusion is based on the(More)
ATP2C1, encoding the human secretory pathway Ca2+/Mn2+ ATPase (hSPCA1), was recently identified as the defective gene in Hailey-Hailey Disease (HHD), an autosomal dominant skin disorder characterized by persistent blisters and erosions. To investigate the underlying cause of HHD, we have analyzed the changes in expression level and function of hSPCA1 caused(More)
Darier's disease is an autosomal dominantly inherited skin disorder, characterized by loss of adhesion between epidermal cells and abnormal keratinization. ATP2A2 encoding the sarcoplasmic/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ ATPase (SERCA)2 has been identified as the defective gene in Darier's disease. All mutations previously reported occur in the region of ATP2A2(More)
The sarco-endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-transport ATPase (SERCA) loads intracellular releasable Ca(2+) stores by transporting cytosolic Ca(2+) into the endoplasmic (ER) or sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR). We characterized the only SERCA homologue of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, which is encoded by the sca-1 gene. The sca-1 transcript is alternatively(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)