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Résumé : Dephosphorylation of inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate [Ins(1,3,4,5)P4] was measured in both the soluble and the particulate fractions of rat brain homogenates. Analysis of the hydrolysis of [4,5-32P]Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 showed that for both fractions the 5-phosphate of Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 was removed and inositol 1,3,4-trisphosphate [Ins(1,3,4)P3] was specifically produced. In the soluble fraction, Ins(1,3,4)P3 was further hydrolysed at the 1-phosphate position to inositol 3,4-bisphosphate[Ins(3,4)P2]. DEAE-cellulose chromatography of the soluble fraction separated the phosphatase activities into three peaks. The first hydrolysed both Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 and inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate, the second inositol 1-phosphate and the third Ins(1,3,4)P3 and inositol 1,4-bisphosphate, [Ins(1,4)P2]. Further purification of the third peak on either Sephacryl S-200 or Blue Sepharose could not dissociate these two activities [i.e. with Ins(1,4)P2 and Ins(1,3,4)P3 as substrates]. The dephosphorylation of Ins(1,3,4)P3 could be inhibited by the addition of Li+.