Eur J Neurosci. 2005 Aug;22(4):825-34.

Extensive co-localization and heteromultimer formation of the vanilloid receptor-like protein TRPV2 and the capsaicin receptor TRPV1 in the adult rat cerebral cortex.External 2231691f894ba696de1310221b0a0dbbb31a7251e75115c265587c3d9d5f507c

Liapi, A., Wood, J. N.,
["Biology Department, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK."]
The capsaicin receptor TRPV1, a member of the transient receptor potential (TRP) family of calcium-selective ion channels, responds to noxious stimuli and is predominantly expressed in nociceptive neurons. The homologous receptor TRPV2 shows wide tissue distribution including some sensory neurons, where it is proposed to function as a heat sensor or a growth-factor-activated channel. Members of the TRP family of channels have been shown to interact, resulting in hybrid channels with new properties. We examined the possibility of multimer formation between TRPV1 and TRPV2, using biochemical techniques. We present evidence that TRPV1 and TRPV2 can heteromultimerize efficiently in vitro. By using immunohistochemistry we detected co-localization of the two receptors in rat dorsal root ganglia. TRPC4 transcripts are also detected in capsaicin-sensitive dorsal root ganglia neurons. We extended the search for TRPV1-TRPV2 co-localization in the brain, where we detected extensive co-expression of the two receptors in the IV, V and VI layer neurons of the adult rat cerebral cortex. Co-immunoprecipitation experiments confirmed the interaction of the two receptors in vivo, indicating heteromultimer formation in native tissue. Formation of heteromultimers between vanilloid receptors may increase the functional diversity of this receptor family.
PMID: 16115206External 2231691f894ba696de1310221b0a0dbbb31a7251e75115c265587c3d9d5f507c
Validation: In vivo validation Toggle 893349bafcc528f8346c51dc3420151d67b0126b2c122dd1017121c03fa0f69b
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TRP channel Interactor Method Species Region Species Region
TRPV1 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPV2 Co-immunoprecipitation HEK293 Rat Full-length Rat Full-length 16115206
TRPV1 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPV2 Co-immunoprecipitation Rat brain cortical lysates 16115206
TRPV1 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPV2 Co-immunofluorescence staining Rat dorsal root ganglion tissue 16115206
TRPV2 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPV1 Co-immunoprecipitation HEK293 Rat Full-length Rat Full-length 16115206
TRPV2 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPV1 Co-immunoprecipitation Rat brain cortical lysates 16115206
TRPV2 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPV1 Co-immunofluorescence staining Rat dorsal root ganglion tissue 16115206
(Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4: click the arrow icon to show interactions only between the corresponding TRP channel and the interactor)
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