PubMed 22130848

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Automatically associated channels: Kir6.2

Title: Detection of Calcium Release via Ryanodine Receptors.

Authors: Jerry P Eu, Gerhard Meissner

Journal, date & volume: Methods Mol. Biol., 2012 , 798, 373-82

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The ryanodine receptor ion channels (RyRs) release Ca(2+) from the endo/sarcoplasmic reticulum in a variety of nonvertebrate and vertebrate species including flies, crustaceans, birds, fish, and amphibians. They are most abundant in skeletal and cardiac muscle, where in response to an action potential, the release of Ca(2+) ions from the sarcoplasmic reticulum through the RyRs into the cytoplasm leads to muscle contraction (i.e., excitation-contraction coupling). Here, we describe how to determine their cellular location using isoform-specific antibodies, their protein levels using an in vitro ((3)H)ryanodine-binding assay, and their cellular release of Ca(2+) using RyR-specific channel agonists and inhibitors.