A calcium pump at the higher plant nuclear envelope?

FEBS Lett. 1998 Jun 5;429(1):44-8. doi: 10.1016/s0014-5793(98)00564-x.


Evidence for a Ca2+-pump at the nuclear envelope (NE) in plant cells has been obtained using confocal and electron microscope immunocytochemistry and antibodies raised to a plant homologue of the mammalian SERCA pump. This is the first evidence suggesting an NE Ca2+-pump in plants. In addition to being localised with the NE in interphase, the antigen was localised to membrane derived from the NE and associated ER during mitosis, correlating with known Ca2+-pools. The work suggests that a SERCA pump is present at the NE of plant as well as animal cells.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Calcium-Transporting ATPases / immunology
  • Calcium-Transporting ATPases / isolation & purification
  • Calcium-Transporting ATPases / metabolism*
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Lycopersicon esculentum
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nuclear Envelope / metabolism*
  • Nuclear Envelope / ultrastructure
  • Plant Proteins / immunology
  • Plant Proteins / isolation & purification
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism*


  • Plant Proteins
  • Calcium-Transporting ATPases

Associated data

  • GENBANK/M96324