Sea Urchin Eggs: Fertilization and PI cycle

James L. Olds olds at
Thu Apr 6 16:31:44 EST 1995

On Tue, 28 Mar 1995, Abbie Widin wrote:

> In <D5wstv.AK0 at> cs922138 at (MICHAEL R ACAB) writes:
> >Hi,
> >I been looking all over for an experiment that looks at the role of the
> >Phosphatidylinositol(PI) cycle in fertilization in sea urchin eggs, using Li+'s
> >ability of blocking the conversion of myinositol-1-phosphate to myoinisitol.
> >Any information or references would be greatly appreciated.
> >					Mike Acab
> >					York University
> >					Toronto, Ontario
> The only article that springs to mind came from Nature last year
> (Vol 368:875-878, 28 April 1994). It's kinda close to what you want,
> I think. It looks at the PI cycle in one-cell sea urchin embryos, showing
> its correlation with the ca2+ cycle, but they mention at the end
> about using anti-PtdInsP2. Not really Li+ at all.
> oh, and the authors were Ciapa, Pesando, Wilding and Whitaker.
> Abbie Widin
E-mail me directly....I can think of quite a few article on IP3/PKC, 
fertilization of urchin eggs etc. Look up Sheldon Shen's stuff.


James L. Olds Ph.D.;internet: olds at
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