Mateus T Guerra

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Calcium is a second messenger in virtually all cells and tissues. Calcium signals in the nucleus have effects on gene transcription and cell growth that are distinct from those of cytosolic calcium signals; however, it is unknown how nuclear calcium signals are regulated. Here we identify a reticular network of nuclear calcium stores that is continuous with(More)
Ca(2+) signals control DNA synthesis and repair, gene transcription, and other cell functions that occur within the nucleus. The nuclear envelope can store Ca(2+) and release it into the nucleus via either the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (InsP3R) or the ryanodine receptor (RyR). Furthermore, many cell types have a reticular network within their(More)
Cytosolic Ca2+ regulates a variety of cell functions, and the spatial patterns of Ca2+ signals are responsible in part for the versatility of this second messenger. The subcellular distribution of the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R) is thought to regulate Ca2+-signaling patterns but little is known about how the distribution of the IP3R itself(More)
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