Previously we have shown that Fe3+ /ascorbate-induced Ca2+ release from scallop sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) is due to Ca2+-channel gating by free radicals. This study is aimed at demonstrating that Ca2+-induced Ca2+ release (CICR) plays a role in this kind of Ca2+ release. Scallop SR vesicles were incubated with fluo-3 and exposed to Fe3+ /ascorbate. Fluorimetric recordings showed massive Ca2+ release, with maximum rate and 50% release occurring at 30 min after exposure. Conversely, the use of the probe for reactive oxygen species dihydrorhodamine or the assay of malondialdehyde allowed oxyradical production to be traced for , 5 min only. Hence, although Ca2+ release started just after exposure to Fe3+ /ascorbate, most release occurred after free radical exhaustion. Ruthenium red addition after Fe3+ /ascorbate slowed down the Ca2+ release, whereas cyclic adenosine 5'-diphosphoribose addition accelerated it, indicating that the free radical-induced Ca2+ release from SR vesicles triggers a mechanism of CICR that dramatically increases the initial effect.

Free Radical-Dependent Ca2+ Signaling: Role of Ca2+-Induced Ca2+ Release

PANFOLI, ISABELLA;
2001

Abstract

Previously we have shown that Fe3+ /ascorbate-induced Ca2+ release from scallop sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) is due to Ca2+-channel gating by free radicals. This study is aimed at demonstrating that Ca2+-induced Ca2+ release (CICR) plays a role in this kind of Ca2+ release. Scallop SR vesicles were incubated with fluo-3 and exposed to Fe3+ /ascorbate. Fluorimetric recordings showed massive Ca2+ release, with maximum rate and 50% release occurring at 30 min after exposure. Conversely, the use of the probe for reactive oxygen species dihydrorhodamine or the assay of malondialdehyde allowed oxyradical production to be traced for , 5 min only. Hence, although Ca2+ release started just after exposure to Fe3+ /ascorbate, most release occurred after free radical exhaustion. Ruthenium red addition after Fe3+ /ascorbate slowed down the Ca2+ release, whereas cyclic adenosine 5'-diphosphoribose addition accelerated it, indicating that the free radical-induced Ca2+ release from SR vesicles triggers a mechanism of CICR that dramatically increases the initial effect.
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