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Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1568-0266
ISSN (Online): 1873-4294

NAADP Signaling Revisited

Author(s): Andreas H. Guse, Insa M.A. Ernst and Ralf Fliegert

Volume 13, Issue 23, 2013

Page: [2978 - 2990] Pages: 13

DOI: 10.2174/15680266113136660212

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Nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP) is the most potent Ca2+ mobilizing endogenous compound known to date. Although its Ca2+releasing activity has been demonstrated in many cell types and in response to different extracellular stimuli, several aspects of NAADP signaling are unclear.

This overview focuses on the controversial aspects and reviews NAADP´s role as second messenger: endogenous concentrations and its receptor-mediated alterations, metabolism, and potential organelle and ion channel targets. Finally, the role of NAADP as Ca2+ trigger is discussed by reviewing the development of local into global Ca2+ signals evoked by NAADP.

Keywords: NAADP, two-pore channel, ryanodine receptor, TRPM2, TRP-ML1, calcium signaling, cellular signal transduction.

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