Preparation and use of sea urchin egg homogenates for studying NAADP-mediated Ca²⁺ release.
Galione A., Chuang KT., Funnell TM., Davis LC., Morgan AJ., Ruas M., Parrington J., Churchill GC.
NAADP and other Ca(2+)-mobilizing messengers are membrane impermeant and thus must be added directly to cell-free or broken-cell preparations to effect Ca(2+) release. The sea urchin egg homogenate, where the biological activity of NAADP was first reported, remains the gold standard cell-free system for studying NAADP-mediated Ca(2+) release. Here we describe how to prepare sea urchin egg homogenate and use it to measure NAADP-mediated Ca(2+) release.