ITPR1 Research Reagents

Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor type 1 is a protein in humans that is encoded by ITPR1 gene. Intracellular channel that mediates calcium release from the endoplasmic reticulum following stimulation by inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate.

The following ITPR1 reagents supplied by CUSABIO are manufactured under a strict quality control system. Multiple applications have been validated and solid technical support is offered.

ITPR1 Antibodies

ITPR1 Antibodies for Homo sapiens (Human)

ITPR1 Proteins

ITPR1 Proteins for Homo sapiens (Human)

ITPR1 Proteins for Bos taurus (Bovine)

ITPR1 Proteins for Mus musculus (Mouse)

ITPR1 Proteins for Rattus norvegicus (Rat)

ITPR1 Background

The ITPR1 gene encodes inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor type 1 (IP3R1), a ligand-gated ion channel that mediates calcium release from the endoplasmic reticulum [1]. Like the other two IP3Rs, IP3R1 is a tetramer, with each subunit encompassing an N-terminus, six transmembrane domains, and a C-terminal tail [2][3]. The N-terminus contains an inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3)-binding domain, a suppressor domain that inhibits IP3 binding, and a regulatory domain [4]. This regulatory domain contains binding sites for Ca2+ and ATP as well as consensus phosphorylation sites [2][5][6]. The transmembrane and C-terminal domains are essential for the tetramerization of IP3Rs [7][8]. ITPR1/IP3R1 is widely expressed in the central nervous system and particularly in the cerebellar Purkinje cells [9]. IP3, a catalytic cleavage product of the phospholipid phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2), binds to the IP3R1, redistributing Ca2+ from the ER to cytosol, which causes an increase in the cytosolic Ca2+ concentration [10]. Elevated Ca2+ levels further activate Ca2+-dependent proteins, inducing a cascade of intracellular responses, including cell division, cell proliferation, apoptosis, fertilization, development, behavior, memory, and learning [11]. Assefa Z et al. confirmed that IP3R1 plays a pivotal role in apoptosis and that the increase in Ca2+ concentration during apoptosis is mainly the consequence of IP3R1 cleavage by caspase-3 [12]. The IP3R1-mediated Ca2+ release also plays a crucial role in synaptic gene expression, development, and neuromuscular transmission, as well as mediating degeneration during excessive cholinergic activation [13]. Silencing of IP3R1 prevented apoptosis induction in colorectal cancer DLD1 cells, ovarian cancer A2780cells, and clear cell renal cell carcinoma RCC4 cells, compared to apoptosis in cells treated with scrambled siRNA. Previous experiments have shown that most IP3R1 knock-out (KO) mice did not survive the period of prenatal development [14]. Deletions of ITPR1 are known to cause spinocerebellar ataxia type 15, a distinct and very slowly progressive form of cerebellar ataxia with onset in adulthood [15]. Gerber S. et al. demonstrated that biallelic and monoallelic ITPR1 mutations as the underlying genetic defects for Gillespie syndrome (GS), a rare variant form of aniridia characterized by non-progressive cerebellar ataxia, intellectual disability, and iris hypoplasia [16].

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