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The ability of D-6-deoxy-myo-inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate [6-deoxy-Ins(1,4,5)P3], a synthetic analogue of the second messenger D-myo-inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate [Ins(1,4,5)P3], to mobilise intracellular Ca2+ stores in permeabilised SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells was investigated. 6-Deoxy-Ins(1,4,5)P3 was a full agonist (EC50 = 6.4 microM), but was some 70-fold less potent than Ins (1,4,5)P3 (EC50 = 0.09 microM), indicating that the 6-hydroxyl group of Ins(1,4,5)P3 is important for receptor binding and stimulation of Ca2+ release, but is not an essential structural feature. 6-Deoxy-Ins(1,4,5)P3 was not a substrate for Ins (1,4,5)P3 5-phosphatase, but inhibited both the hydrolysis of 5-[32P]+ Ins (1,4,5)P3 (Ki 76 microM) and the phosphorylation of [3H]Ins(1,4,5)P3 (apparent Ki 5.7 microM). 6-Deoxy-Ins (1,4,5)P3 mobilized Ca2+ with different kinetics to Ins(1,4,5)P3, indicating that it is probably a substrate for Ins (1,4,5)P3 3-kinase.


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252 - 256


Animals, Calcium, Calcium Channels, Humans, In Vitro Techniques, Inositol 1,4,5-Trisphosphate, Inositol 1,4,5-Trisphosphate Receptors, Kinetics, Neuroblastoma, Phosphoric Monoester Hydrolases, Phosphotransferases, Phosphotransferases (Alcohol Group Acceptor), Rats, Receptors, Cell Surface, Receptors, Cytoplasmic and Nuclear, Structure-Activity Relationship, Tumor Cells, Cultured