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Phosphatidylserine synthesis in glioma C6 cells is inhibited by Ca2+ depletion from the endoplasmic reticulum: effects of 2,5-di-tert-butylhydroquinone and thimerosal.

Authors
  • Wiktorek, M
  • Sabała, P
  • Czarny, M
  • Barańska, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biochemical and biophysical research communications
Publication Date
Jul 25, 1996
Volume
224
Issue
3
Pages
645–650
Identifiers
PMID: 8713102
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The effects of 2,5-di-tert-butylhydroquinone (DBHQ) and thimerosal on phosphatidylserine synthesis by the base exchange reaction and on calcium mobilization in intact glioma C6 cells were compared with that of thapsigargin, a selective inhibitor of the endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase. It has been found that all these agents inhibit phosphatidylserine synthesis by 70%, but their effectiveness are different. The data show that this inhibition is caused by Ca2+ depletion of the endoplasmic reticulum, indicating that phosphatidylserine synthesis requires high concentration of Ca2+ within this structure. On this basis and on literature data, a new model for the localization of the serine base exchange enzyme in the endoplasmic reticulum membrane is proposed.

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