The surface cyclic AMP receptors, cAR1, cAR2, and cAR3, promote Ca2+ influx in Dictyostelium discoideum by a G alpha 2-independent mechanism.

@article{Milne1993TheSC,
  title={The surface cyclic AMP receptors, cAR1, cAR2, and cAR3, promote Ca2+ influx in Dictyostelium discoideum by a G alpha 2-independent mechanism.},
  author={Jacqueline L.S. Milne and Peter N. Devreotes},
  journal={Molecular biology of the cell},
  year={1993},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={283-92}
}
Activation of surface folate receptors or cyclic AMP (cAMP) receptor (cAR) 1 in Dictyostelium triggers within 5-10 s an influx of extracellular Ca2+ that continues for 20 s. To further characterize the receptor-mediated Ca2+ entry, we analyzed 45Ca2+ uptake in amoebas overexpressing cAR2 or cAR3, cARs present during multicellular development. Both receptors induced a cAMP-dependent Ca2+ uptake that had comparable kinetics, ion selectivity, and inhibitor profiles as folate- and cAR1-mediated Ca2… CONTINUE READING