Pei-Lin Yu

Peking University, Peping, Beijing, China

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    ABSTRACT: Cyclic adenosine diphosphate ribose is an endogenous Ca2+ mobilizer involved in diverse cellular processes. A cell membrane-permeable cyclic adenosine diphosphate ribose analogue, cyclic inosine diphosphoribose ether (cIDPRE), can induce Ca2+ increase in intact human Jurkat T-lymphocytes. Here we synthesized a coumarin-caged analogue of cIDPRE (Co-i-cIDPRE), aiming to have a precisely temporal and spatial control of bioactive cIDPRE release inside the cell using UV uncaging. We showed that Co-i-cIDPRE accumulated inside Jurkat cells quickly and efficiently. Uncaging of Co-i-cIDPRE evoked Ca2+ release from endoplasmic reticulum, with concomitant Ca2+ influx in Jurkat cells. Ca2+ release evoked by uncaged Co-i-cIDPRE was blocked by knockdown of ryanodine receptors (RyRs) 2 and 3 in Jurkat cells. The associated Ca2+ influx, on the other hand, was abolished by double knockdown of Stim1 and TRPM2 in Jurkat cells. Furthermore, Ca2+ release or influx evoked by uncaged Co-i-cIDPRE was recapitulated in HEK293 cells that overexpress RyRs or TRPM2, respectively, but not in wild-type cells lacking these channels. In summary, our results indicate that uncaging of Co-i-cIDPRE incites Ca2+ release from endoplasmic reticulum via RyRs and triggers Ca2+ influx via TRPM2.
    Preview · Article · Jun 2012 · Journal of Biological Chemistry

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16 Citations
4.57 Total Impact Points


  • 2012
    • Peking University
      • State Key Laboratory of Natural and Biomimetic Drugs
      Peping, Beijing, China