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Journal archive > 2009 > N 1 January-February

GENES EXPRESSION OF CALCIUM SIGNALING MOLECULES IN SALIVARY GLANDS
OF Drosophila melanogaster LARVAE

T. I. Chorna1,2, G. Hasan1, V. V. Man’ko2, M. Yu. Klevets2

1National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India;
2Ivan Franko L’viv National University, Ukraine;

Genes expression of the Itp-r-83A, Са-Р60А, olf186-F which encode inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor, endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase and Orai protein – component of the store-operated Ca2+-entry respectively, was determined in salivary glands of Drosophila melanogaster larvae. For this purpose, the method of reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used. Our results suggest that mentioned Ca2+-transport systems play an important role in maintaining of Ca2+-homeostasis in larval salivary glands of Drosophila melanogaster.

Key words: gene expression, calcium, inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor, endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase, Orai protein, Drosophila melanogaster.

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