J Biol Chem. 2008 Mar 7;283(10):6272-80. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M706386200. Epub 2008 Jan 3.

Stimulus-specific modulation of the cation channel TRPV4 by PACSIN 3.External 2231691f894ba696de1310221b0a0dbbb31a7251e75115c265587c3d9d5f507c

D'hoedt, D., Owsianik, G., Prenen, J., Cuajungco, M. P., Grimm, C., Heller, S., Voets, T., Nilius, B.,
["Department of Physiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, O&N 1, Herestraat 49 Bus 802, Leuven, Belgium. dieter.dhoedt@med.kuleuven.be"]
TRPV4, a member of the vanilloid subfamily of the transient receptor potential (TRP) channels, is activated by a variety of stimuli, including cell swelling, moderate heat, and chemical compounds such as synthetic 4alpha-phorbol esters. TRPV4 displays a widespread expression in various cells and tissues and has been implicated in diverse physiological processes, including osmotic homeostasis, thermo- and mechanosensation, vasorelaxation, tuning of neuronal excitability, and bladder voiding. The mechanisms that regulate TRPV4 in these different physiological settings are currently poorly understood. We have recently shown that the relative amount of TRPV4 in the plasma membrane is enhanced by interaction with the SH3 domain of PACSIN 3, a member of the PACSIN family of proteins involved in synaptic vesicular membrane trafficking and endocytosis. Here we demonstrate that PACSIN 3 strongly inhibits the basal activity of TRPV4 and its activation by cell swelling and heat, while leaving channel gating induced by the synthetic ligand 4alpha-phorbol 12,13-didecanoate unaffected. A single proline mutation in the SH3 domain of PACSIN 3 abolishes its inhibitory effect on TRPV4, indicating that PACSIN 3 must bind to the channel to modulate its function. In line herewith, mutations at specific proline residues in the N terminus of TRPV4 abolish binding of PACSIN 3 and render the channel insensitive to PACSIN 3-induced inhibition. Taken together, these data suggest that PACSIN 3 acts as an auxiliary protein of TRPV4 channel that not only affects the channel's subcellular localization but also modulates its function in a stimulus-specific manner.
PMID: 18174177External 2231691f894ba696de1310221b0a0dbbb31a7251e75115c265587c3d9d5f507c
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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 Pacsin2 Co-immunofluorescence staining HEK293 Rat Full-length Mouse Full-length 18174177
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 Pacsin3 Co-immunoprecipitation Mouse kidney tissue 18174177
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 Pacsin3 Co-immunofluorescence staining HEK293 Rat Full-length Mouse Full-length 18174177
(Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4: click the arrow icon to show interactions only between the corresponding TRP channel and the interactor)
Functional consequence Toggle 893349bafcc528f8346c51dc3420151d67b0126b2c122dd1017121c03fa0f69b
TRP channel Interactor Method Post-translational modification Subcellular trafficking Activity Reference
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 Pacsin3 Patch clamp Inhibition 18174177
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TRP / Interactor

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