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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1989 Sep 29;163(3):1487-91.

Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate enhances calcium release from sarcoplasmic reticulum of skeletal muscle.

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Mitsubishi Kasei Institute of Life Sciences, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

In the course of our study on the function of sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) in skeletal muscle, the stimulatory action of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) on the Ca2+ release from SR was demonstrated by using chemically skinned fibers and fragmented SR vesicles. PIP2 induced a tension spike followed by sustained contraction in skinned fibers. PIP2 enhanced the caffeine-induced Ca2+ release from SR vesicles at low concentrations and triggered Ca2+ release by itself at high concentrations. PIP2 also enhanced 45Ca2+ efflux from SR vesicles. However, inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate never produced these effects. The Ca2+-releasing action of PIP2 was only weakly affected by ruthenium red or procaine. These observations suggest that PIP2 activates an SR Ca2+ release channel whose properties are different from those of the Ca2+-induced Ca2+ release channel.

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