Summary: Calreticulin is a multifunctional protein that acts as a major Ca(2+)-binding (storage) protein in the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum. It is also found in the nucleus, suggesting that it may have a role in transcription regulation. Calreticulin binds to the synthetic peptide KLGFFKR, which is almost identical to an amino acid sequence in the DNA-binding domain of the superfamily of nuclear receptors. Calreticulin binds to antibodies in certain sera of systemic lupus and Sjogren patients which contain anti-Ro/SSA antibodies, it is highly conserved among species, and it is located in the endoplasmic and sarcoplasmic reticulum where it may bind calcium. The amino terminus of calreticulin interacts with the DNA-binding domain of the glucocorticoid receptor and prevents the receptor from binding to its specific glucocorticoid response element. Calreticulin can inhibit the binding of androgen receptor to its hormone-responsive DNA element and can inhibit androgen receptor and retinoic acid receptor transcriptional activities in vivo, as well as retinoic acid-induced neuronal differentiation. Thus, calreticulin can act as an important modulator of the regulation of gene transcription by nuclear hormone receptors. Systemic lupus erythematosus is associated with increased autoantibody titers against calreticulin but calreticulin is not a Ro/SS-A antigen. Earlier papers referred to calreticulin as an Ro/SS-A antigen but this was later disproven. Increased autoantibody titer against human calreticulin is found in infants with complete congenital heart block of both the IgG and IgM classes. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008].
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Mechanosensitive ATP release from hemichannels and Ca2+ influx through TRPC6 accelerate wound closure in keratinocytes, Takada, H;Furuya, K;Sokabe, M;,
J. Cell. Sci. Aug 2014
[TRPC6] Direct Transcriptional Repression of Zfp423 by Zfp521 Mediates a Bone Morphogenic Protein-Dependent Osteoblast versus Adipocyte Lineage Commitment Switch, Addison, WN;Fu, MM;Yang, HX;Lin, Z;Nagano, K;Gori, F;Baron, R;,
Mol. Cell. Biol. Aug 2014
[Zfp521] Direct Transcriptional Repression of Zfp423 by Zfp521 Mediates a Bone Morphogenic Protein-Dependent Osteoblast versus Adipocyte Lineage Commitment Switch, Addison, WN;Fu, MM;Yang, HX;Lin, Z;Nagano, K;Gori, F;Baron, R;,
Mol. Cell. Biol. Aug 2014
 Sphingomyelin Synthase 1 Regulates Neuro-2a Cell Proliferation and Cell Cycle Progression Through Modulation of p27 Expression and Akt Signaling, Wesley, UV;Hatcher, JF;Dempsey, RJ;,
Mol. Neurobiol. Aug 2014
 Identification of a novel AMPK-PEA15 axis in the anoikis-resistant growth of mammary cells, Hindupur, SK;Balaji, SA;Saxena, M;Pandey, S;Sravan, G;Heda, N;Kumar, M;Mukherjee, G;Dey, D;Rangarajan, A;,
Breast Cancer Res. Aug 2014
[PRKAA2] Amplified lipid rafts of malignant cells constitute a target for inhibition of aberrantly active NFAT and melanoma tumor growth by the aminobisphosphonate zoledronic acid, Levin Gromiko, U;Koshelev, V;Kushnir, P;Fedida-Metula, S;Voronov, E;Fishman, D;,
Carcinogenesis Aug 2014
[STIM1] Transcriptional Regulation of STAT3 by SPTBN1 and SMAD3 in HCC Through cAMP-Response Element-Binding Proteins ATF3 and CREB2*, Lin, L;Yao, Z;Bhuvaneshwar, K;Gusev, Y;Kallakury, B;Yang, S;Shetty, K;He, AR;,
Carcinogenesis Aug 2014
[SPTBN1] Phosphorylation of Cdc42 Effector Protein-4 (CEP4) by Protein Kinase C Promotes Motility of Human Breast Cells, Zhao, X;Rotenberg, SA;,
J. Biol. Chem. Aug 2014
[ARHGEF17] Notch3 is necessary for neuronal differentiation and maturation in the adult spinal cord, Rusanescu, G;Mao, J;,
J. Cell. Mol. Med. Aug 2014
[Notch3] Wood Smoke Enhances Cigarette Smoke-Induced Inflammation by Inducing the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Repressor in Airway Epithelial Cells, Awji, EG;Chand, H;Bruse, S;Smith, KR;Colby, JK;Mebratu, Y;Levy, BD;Tesfaigzi, Y;,
Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. Aug 2014
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