Dynamics of the Release of Calcium by Light and Inositol 1,4,5-Trisphosphate in Limulus Ventral Photoreceptors

  • Richard Payne
Part of the Series of the Centro de Estudios Científicos de Santiago book series (SCEC)


Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) is thought to mediate the release of calcium from endoplasmic reticulum (ER).(1) Cells in many types of tissue have the biochemical machinery required to produce IP3 when an appropriate receptor is activated in the plasma membrane, as well as intracellular stores for calcium that are sensitive to release by IP3.


Pressure Injection Calcium Release Calcium Store Inositol Trisphosphate Transient Burst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Payne
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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