Inositol phosphates are a group of mono- to poly phosphorylated inositols. They play crucial roles in diverse cellular functions, such as cell growth, apoptosis, cell migration, endocytosis, and cell differentiation. The group comprises:
Functions [ edit ]
Inositol triphosphate [ edit ]
Inositol trisphosphates act on the
inositol triphosphate receptor to release calcium into the cytoplasm. Further reading: Function of calcium in humans
penta-, and hexa-phosphates have been implicated in gene expression and Steger [1 ] (both in Science Magazine). [2 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Shen, X; Xiao, H; Ranallo, R; Wu, WH; Wu, C (2003). "Modulation of ATP-dependent chromatin-remodeling complexes by inositol polyphosphates". Science 299 (5603): 112–4. doi: 10.1126/science.1078068. PMID 12434013.
^ Steger, DJ; Haswell, ES; Miller, AL; Wente, SR; O'Shea, EK (2003). "Regulation of chromatin remodeling by inositol polyphosphates". Science 299 (5603): 114–6. doi: 10.1126/science.1078062. PMC 1458531. PMID 12434012.
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