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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)
BACKGROUND The tumor suppressor genes CADM1/TSLC1 and DAL-1/4.1B are frequently inactivated by promoter methylation in non-small cell lung cancer. The proteins they encode, CADM1 and 4.1B, form a complex in human epithelial cells and are involved in cell-cell adhesion. METHODS Expression of CADM1 and 4.1B proteins was examined by immunohistochemistry in(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)
Three isoforms of the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP(3)) receptor (IP(3)R), IP(3)R1, IP(3)R2, and IP(3)R3, have different IP(3)-binding affinities and cooperativities. Here we report that the amino-terminal 604 residues of three mouse IP(3)R types exhibited K(d) values of 49.5 +/- 10.5, 14.0 +/- 3.5, and 163.0 +/- 44.4 nm, which are close to the intrinsic(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)
CADM1, a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily cell adhesion molecule, acts as a tumor suppressor in a variety of human cancers. CADM1 is also ectopically expressed in adult T-cell leukemia (ATL), conferring an invasive phenotype characteristic to ATL. Therefore, CADM1 plays dual roles in human oncogenesis. Here, we investigate the roles of CADM1 in(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)
ATP enhances Ca(2+) release from inositol (1,4,5)-trisphosphate receptors (InsP(3)R). However, the three isoforms of InsP(3)R are reported to respond to ATP with differing sensitivities. Ca(2+) release through InsP(3)R1 is positively regulated at lower ATP concentrations than InsP(3)R3, and InsP(3)R2 has been reported to be insensitive to ATP modulation. We(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)
IP(3)R2 and IP(3)R3 double knock-out mice present with exocrine dysfunctions such as secretion deficits of saliva and pancreatic juice. Therefore, we investigated whether the presence of antibodies to IP(3)Rs could be found in patients with Sjögren's syndrome, and the location of the epitopes. Subjects included 35 primary Sjögren's syndrome, 39 secondary(More)