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Cell Biochem Funct. 1990 Oct;8(4):191-8.

Effects of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate on calcium release from the endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus in mouse mammary epithelial cells: a comparison during pregnancy and lactation.

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Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Kyorin University, Tokyo, Japan.


It has been established that inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate(IP3) is responsible for the mobilization of calcium(Ca2+) from intracellular locations in a wide variety of tissues, and that this response triggers the stimulation of several hormones and neurotransmitters. However, these phenomena have yet to be examined in the mammary epithelium. Ca2+ uptake from the medium into the endoplasmic reticulum(ER) and Golgi apparatus in vitro in both pregnant and lactating mouse mammary epithelial cells was studied and a strong Ca2+ release from these organelles into the medium with the use of IP3 was shown. The Ca2+ uptake and its release due to IP3 was also usually greater during pregnancy than lactation.

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