Novel regulatory actions of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 on the metabolism of polyphosphoinositides in murine epidermal keratinocytes

W. Tang, V. A. Ziboh, Roslyn Rivkah Isseroff, D. Martinez

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The in vitro incubation of murine keratinocytes in the presence of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 enhanced the rapid hydrolysis of the prelabeled keratinocyte polyphosphoinositides (polyPtdIns) when compared to untreated cells. The rapid hydrolysis of the polyPtdIns and the release of the inositol phosphosphates (particularly InsP3 and InsP2) precede the onset of differentiation of these cells. These data therefore suggest that 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 functions in vitro to initiate the rapid generation of InsP3 from cellular polyPtdIns; this in turn may mobilize intracellular Ca2+, thus providing the signal which program the murine keratinocytes from a proliferating mode into a differentiating mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-136
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cellular Physiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Physiology


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