Artículo de revista
Protons induce calsequestrin conformational changes
Biophysical Journal, Volumen 71, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 2130-2137
Hidalgo Tapia, María Cecilia
Rodriguez, Patricio H.
Calsequestrin, a high-capacity, intermediate-affinity, calcium-binding protein present in the lumen of sarcoplasmic reticulum, undergoes extensive calcium-induced conformational changes at neutral pH that cause distinct intrinsic fluorescence changes. The results reported in this work indicate that pH has a marked effect on these calcium-induced intrinsic fluorescence changes, as well as on calorimetric changes produced by the addition of Ca2+ to calsequestrin. The addition of Ca2+ at neutral pH produced a marked and cooperative increase in calsequestrin intrinsic fluorescence. In contrast, at pH 6.0 calsequestrin's intrinsic fluorescence was not affected by the addition of Ca2+, and the same intrinsic fluorescence as that measured in millimolar calcium at neutral pH was obtained. The magnitude and the cooperativity of the calcium-induced intrinsic fluorescence changes decreased as either [H+] or [K+] increased. The evolution of heat production, determined by microcalorimetry, observed