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In a variety of cells, the Ca2+ signalling process is mediated by the endoplasmic-reticulum-membrane-associated Ca2+ release channel, inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (InsP3) receptor (InsP3R). Being ubiquitous and present in organisms ranging from humans to Caenorhabditis elegans, InsP3R has a vital role in the control of cellular and physiological processes(More)
The inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP(3)) receptor (IP(3)R) is an intracellular Ca(2+) release channel, and its opening is controlled by IP(3) and Ca(2+). A single IP(3) binding site and multiple Ca(2+) binding sites exist on single subunits, but the precise nature of the interplay between these two ligands in regulating biphasic dependence of channel(More)
We isolated cDNAs encoding type 2 and type 3 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP(3)) receptors (IP(3)R2 and IP(3)R3, respectively) from mouse lung and found a novel alternative splicing segment, SI(m2), at 176-208 of IP(3)R2. The long form (IP(3)R2 SI(m2)(+)) was dominant, but the short form (IP(3)R2 SI(m2)(-)) was detected in all tissues examined. IP(3)R2(More)
The inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP(3)) receptor (IP(3)R) Ca(2+) channel plays pivotal roles in many aspects of physiological and pathological events. It was previously reported that IP(3)R forms clusters on the endoplasmic reticulum when cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](C)) is elevated. However, the molecular mechanism of IP(3)R clustering remains(More)
The type 1 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP(3)R1) is an intracellular Ca(2+) channel protein that plays crucial roles in generating complex Ca(2+) signalling patterns. IP(3)R1 consists of three domains: a ligand-binding domain, a regulatory domain and a channel domain. In order to investigate the function of these domains in its gating machinery(More)
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