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Agonist-stimulated free calcium in subcellular compartments - Delivery of recombinant aequorin to organelles using a replication deficient adenovirus vector

Kendall, Jonathan M., Badminton, Michael Norman, Sala-Newby, G. B., Wilkinson, Gavin William Grahame and Campbell, Anthony Keith 1996. Agonist-stimulated free calcium in subcellular compartments - Delivery of recombinant aequorin to organelles using a replication deficient adenovirus vector. Cell Calcium 19 (2) , pp. 133-142. 10.1016/S0143-4160(96)90082-2

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Abstract

Changes in the concentration of calcium ions ([Ca2+]) within cellular organelles play a central role in controlling cellular function. We have engineered the Ca2+ sensitive photoprotein aequorin to monitor selectively [Ca2+] within defined subcellular compartments, namely the cytosol, nucleus and endoplasmic reticulum. DNA encoding the engineered aequorins have been inserted into a replication deficient adenovirus (Ad) type 5 E1− vector, under control of the cytomegalovirus (CIVIV) major immediate early promoter. The Ad vector provides a simple and efficient method to express the photoproteins in a wide variety of mammalian cell types. Efficient targeting of the photoproteins to the appropriate cellular compartment was established immunocytochemically in COS7 cells, where it was expressed in up to 100% of the target population. Levels of expression could be controlled by virus dose and chemical agents which affect the activity of the CMV promoter. In HeLa cells expressing nuclear targeted aequorin or cytosolic aequorin, ATP or histamine induced immediate biphasic elevations of both nuclear and cytosolic [Ca2+]; subsequent challenge with agonist evoked similar responses. In addition to epithelial type adherent cell lines (COS7 and HeLa), aequorin expression was also readily detected in non-adherent cells of myeloid lineage (K562 and HL60) and non-adherent primary cells polymorphonuclear leucocytes (neutrophils). The Ad vectors can, therefore, be used to express targeted aequorin in a range of different cell types and represents a novel method to monitor changes in free [Ca2+] in cellular organelles.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Pharmacy
Systems Immunity Research Institute (SIURI)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0143-4160
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 02:58
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/22505

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