The vitamin D-dependent, calcium-binding protein from rat kidney, calbindin D28k (renal CaBP) specifically stimulates Ca,Mg-ATPase activity of human erythrocyte plasma membranes in a dose-dependent, calcium-sensitive manner. This stimulation was about two-fold compared to a three-fold stimulation by calmodulin. The effect was specific since other calcium-binding proteins and low molecular weight proteins did not stimulate Ca,Mg-ATPase activity. Renal CaBP did not stimulate cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase at concentrations greater than those which stimulated Ca,Mg-ATPase activity. This is the first report of a specific in vitro effect of renal CaBP on an enzyme system.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Jul 31 1986|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology