Journal article

Cyclic ADP-ribose production by CD38 regulates intracellular calcium release, extracellular calcium influx and chemotaxis in neutrophils and is required for bacterial clearance in vivo.

S Partida-Sánchez, DA Cockayne, S Monard, EL Jacobson, N Oppenheimer, B Garvy, K Kusser, S Goodrich, M Howard, A Harmsen, TD Randall, FE Lund

Nature Medicine | Published : 2001


Cyclic ADP-ribose is believed to be an important calcium-mobilizing second messenger in invertebrate, mammalian and plant cells. CD38, the best-characterized mammalian ADP-ribosyl cyclase, is postulated to be an important source of cyclic ADP-ribose in vivo. Using CD38-deficient mice, we demonstrate that the loss of CD38 renders mice susceptible to bacterial infections due to an inability of CD38-deficient neutrophils to directionally migrate to the site of infection. Furthermore, we show that cyclic ADP-ribose can directly induce intracellular Ca++ release in neutrophils and is required for sustained extracellular Ca++ influx in neutrophils that have been stimulated by the bacterial chemoat..

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