Cell Calcium. 2002 Oct;32(4):201-7.

Ca(2+)-calmodulin regulates receptor-operated Ca(2+) entry activity of TRPC6 in HEK-293 cells.External 2231691f894ba696de1310221b0a0dbbb31a7251e75115c265587c3d9d5f507c

Boulay, G.,
["Department of Pharmacology, Universite de Sherbrooke, Que, J1H 5N4, Sherbrooke, Canada. Guylain.Boulay@USherbrooke.ca"]
Mammalian homologues of the Drosophila transient receptor potential channel (TRPC) are involved in Ca(2+) entry following agonist stimulation of nonexcitable cells. Seven mammalian TRPCs have been cloned but their mechanisms of activation and/or regulation are still the subject of intense research efforts. It has already been shown that calmodulin (CaM) can regulate the activity of Drosophila TRP and TRPL and, more recently, CaM has been shown to interact with mammalian TRPCs. In this study, TRPC6 stably transfected into HEK-293 cells was used to investigate the possible influence of CaM on TRPC6-dependent Ca(2+) entry. Overexpression of TRPC6 in mammalian cells is known to enhance agonist-induced Ca(2+) entry, but not thapsigargin-induced Ca(2+) entry. Here, we show that CaM inhibitors (calmidazolium and trifluoperazine) abolish receptor-operated Ca(2+) entry (ROCE) without affecting thapsigargin-operated Ca(2+) entry and that the activity of CaM is dependent on complexation with Ca(2+). We also show that Ca(2+)-CaM binds to TRPC6 and that the binding can be abolished by CaM inhibitors. These results indicate that CaM is involved in the modulation of ROCE.
PMID: 12379180External 2231691f894ba696de1310221b0a0dbbb31a7251e75115c265587c3d9d5f507c
Validation: In vitro validation Toggle 893349bafcc528f8346c51dc3420151d67b0126b2c122dd1017121c03fa0f69b
  Assay with recombinant proteins Reference
TRP channel construct Interactor construct
TRP channel Interactor Method Species Region Expression system Species Region Expression system
TRPC6 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 Calmodulin Fusion protein-pull down assay Mouse 828-883 E. coli Not specified Full-length In vitro translation 12379180
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TRP channel Interactor Method Post-translational modification Subcellular trafficking Activity Reference
TRPC6 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 Calmodulin Calcium measurement Activation 12379180
TRPC6 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 Calmodulin Patch clamp Activation 12379180
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TRP / Interactor

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