EMBO J. 2006 Dec 13;25(24):5659-69. Epub 2006 Nov 16.

The HECT ubiquitin ligase AIP4 regulates the cell surface expression of select TRP channels.External 2231691f894ba696de1310221b0a0dbbb31a7251e75115c265587c3d9d5f507c

Wegierski, T., Hill, K., Schaefer, M., Walz, G.,
["Renal Division, University Hospital Freiburg, Hugstetter Strasse 55, Freiburg 79106, Germany."]
TRPV4 is a widely expressed member of the transient receptor potential (TRP) family that facilitates Ca(2+) entry into nonexcitable cells. TRPV4 is activated by several stimuli, but it is largely unknown how the activity of this channel is terminated. Here, we show that ubiquitination represents an important mechanism to control the presence of TRPV4 at the plasma membrane. Ubiquitination of TRPV4 is dramatically increased by the HECT (homologous to E6-AP carboxyl terminus)-family ubiquitin ligase AIP4 without inducing degradation of this channel. Instead, AIP4 promotes the endocytosis of TRPV4 and decreases its amount at the plasma membrane. Consequently, the basal activity of TRPV4 is reduced despite an overall increase in TRPV4 levels. This mode of regulation is not limited to TRPV4. TRPC4, another member of the TRP channel family, is also strongly ubiquitinated in the presence of AIP4, leading to the increased intracellular localization of TRPC4 and the reduction of its basal activity. However, ubiquitination of several other TRP channels is not affected by AIP4, demonstrating that AIP4-mediated regulation is a unique property of select TRP channels.
PMID: 17110928External 2231691f894ba696de1310221b0a0dbbb31a7251e75115c265587c3d9d5f507c
Screening Toggle 893349bafcc528f8346c51dc3420151d67b0126b2c122dd1017121c03fa0f69b
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TRP channel construct Interactor source
TRP channel Interactor Method Species Region Species Organ/tissue Sample type
TRPC6 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 UBC Inference Prediction 17110928
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 ITCH/AIP4 Inference Prediction 17110928
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 UBC Inference Prediction 17110928
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Cell or tissue Cell or tissue TRP channel construct Interactor construct
TRP channel Interactor Method Species Region Species Region
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 ITCH/AIP4 Co-immunoprecipitation HEK293T Mouse Full-length Mouse Full-length 17110928
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 ITCH/AIP4 Co-immunofluorescence staining HEK293T Mouse Full-length Mouse Full-length 17110928
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Functional consequence Toggle 893349bafcc528f8346c51dc3420151d67b0126b2c122dd1017121c03fa0f69b
TRP channel Interactor Method Post-translational modification Subcellular trafficking Activity Reference
TRPC6 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 UBC In vivo PTM assay Ubiquitination 17110928
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 ITCH/AIP4 Co-immunofluorescence staining Decrease in plasma membrane level 17110928
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 UBC In vivo PTM assay Ubiquitination 17110928
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TRP / Interactor

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