Transduction of the Calcium Signal with Special Reference to Ca2+-Induced Conidiation in Penicillium notatum

  • D. Pitt
  • A. Kaile
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Abstract

Calcium acts as a second messenger within eukaryotic cells and transduces cell surface primary stimuli into intracellular events. The primary stimulus may be a hormone binding to its receptor, an electrical stimulus which induces a change in membrane potential, such as an action potential, or, perhaps, a physical stimulus such as a sperm entering an egg. Thus, neither the external stimulus, nor the manifested response is necessarily due to calcium.

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Caffeine Aspergillus Candida Hydroxyapatite Theophylline 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Pitt
  • A. Kaile
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological Sciences, Washington Singer LaboratoriesUniversity of ExeterExeterUK

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