J Recept Signal Transduct Res. 2006;26(4):225-40.

Interaction between TRPC channel subunits in endothelial cells.External 2231691f894ba696de1310221b0a0dbbb31a7251e75115c265587c3d9d5f507c

Antoniotti, S., Fiorio Pla, A., Barral, S., Scalabrino, O., Munaron, L., Lovisolo, D.,
["Department of Animal and Human Biology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy. susanna.antoniotti@unito.it"]
Transient Receptor Potential Canonical (TRPC) proteins have been identified in mammals as a family of plasma membrane calcium-permeable channels activated by different kinds of stimuli in several cell types. We have studied TRPC subunit expression in bovine aortic endothelial (BAE-1) cells, where stimulation with basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), a potent angiogenetic factor, induces calcium entry carried at least partially by TRPC1 channels. By means of a RT-PCR approach, we have found that, in addition to TRPC1, only TRPC4 is expressed, both at the mRNA and protein level, as confirmed by immunoblotting and immunocytochemical analysis. Because functional TRPC channels are formed by assembly of four subunits in either homo- or heterotetrameric structures, we have carried out immunoprecipitation experiments and showed that TRPC1 and TRPC4 interact to form heteromers in these cells, independently from culture conditions (high or low percent of fetal calf serum, stimulation with bFGF). Moreover, the data show that TRPC subunits are not tyrosine-phosphorylated after bFGF stimulation and they do not co-immunoprecipitate with the type 1 FGF receptor. These results suggest that BAE-1 cells are a suitable model to study function and regulation of endogenous TRPC1/TRPC4 heteromers.
PMID: 16818374External 2231691f894ba696de1310221b0a0dbbb31a7251e75115c265587c3d9d5f507c
Validation: In vivo validation Toggle 893349bafcc528f8346c51dc3420151d67b0126b2c122dd1017121c03fa0f69b
  Assay with endogenous proteins Assay with overexpressed proteins Reference
Cell or tissue Cell or tissue TRP channel construct Interactor construct
TRP channel Interactor Method Species Region Species Region
TRPC1 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPC4 Co-immunoprecipitation BAE-1 16818374
TRPC1 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPC4 Co-immunofluorescence staining BAE-1 16818374
TRPC4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPC1 Co-immunoprecipitation BAE-1 16818374
TRPC4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPC1 Co-immunofluorescence staining BAE-1 16818374
(Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4: click the arrow icon to show interactions only between the corresponding TRP channel and the interactor)
TRP / Interactor

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