We previously showed that increased intracellular calcium can modulate Importin (Imp)beta1-dependent nuclear import of SRY-related chromatin remodeling proteins. Here we extend this work to show for the first time that high intracellular calcium inhibits Impalpha/beta1- or Impbeta1-dependent nuclear protein import generally. The basis of this relates to the mislocalisation of the transport factors Impbeta1 and Ran, which show significantly higher nuclear localization in contrast to various other factors, and RCC1, which shows altered subnuclear localisation. The results here establish for the first time that intracellular calcium modulates conventional nuclear import through direct effects on the nuclear transport machinery.
|Pages (from-to)||812 - 817|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|