J Cell Biol. 2008 Aug 11;182(3):437-47. doi: 10.1083/jcb.200805124.

TRPP2 and TRPV4 form a polymodal sensory channel complex.External 2231691f894ba696de1310221b0a0dbbb31a7251e75115c265587c3d9d5f507c

Kottgen, M., Buchholz, B., Garcia-Gonzalez, M. A., Kotsis, F., Fu, X., Doerken, M., Boehlke, C., Steffl, D., Tauber, R., Wegierski, T., Nitschke, R., Suzuki, M., Kramer-Zucker, A., Germino, G. G., Watnick, T., Prenen, J., Nilius, B., Kuehn, E. W., Walz, G.,
["Renal Division, University Hospital Freiburg, 79106 Freiburg, Germany."]
The primary cilium has evolved as a multifunctional cellular compartment that decorates most vertebrate cells. Cilia sense mechanical stimuli in various organs, but the molecular mechanisms that convert the deflection of cilia into intracellular calcium transients have remained elusive. Polycystin-2 (TRPP2), an ion channel mutated in polycystic kidney disease, is required for cilia-mediated calcium transients but lacks mechanosensitive properties. We find here that TRPP2 utilizes TRPV4 to form a mechano- and thermosensitive molecular sensor in the cilium. Depletion of TRPV4 in renal epithelial cells abolishes flow-induced calcium transients, demonstrating that TRPV4, like TRPP2, is an essential component of the ciliary mechanosensor. Because TRPV4-deficient zebrafish and mice lack renal cysts, our findings challenge the concept that defective ciliary flow sensing constitutes the fundamental mechanism of cystogenesis.
PMID: 18695040External 2231691f894ba696de1310221b0a0dbbb31a7251e75115c265587c3d9d5f507c
Screening Toggle 893349bafcc528f8346c51dc3420151d67b0126b2c122dd1017121c03fa0f69b
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TRP channel construct Interactor source
TRP channel Interactor Method Species Region Species Organ/tissue Sample type
TRPP1 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPV4 Inference Prediction 18695040
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPP1 Inference Prediction 18695040
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Validation: In vivo validation Toggle 893349bafcc528f8346c51dc3420151d67b0126b2c122dd1017121c03fa0f69b
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Cell or tissue Cell or tissue TRP channel construct Interactor construct
TRP channel Interactor Method Species Region Species Region
TRPP1 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPV4 Co-immunoprecipitation HEK293 Human C-terminus Mouse C-terminus 18695040
TRPP1 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPV4 Co-immunofluorescence staining MDCK 18695040
TRPP1 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPV4 Fluorescence resonance energy transfer HEK293 Human Full-length Mouse Full-length 18695040
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPP1 Co-immunoprecipitation HEK293 Mouse C-terminus Human C-terminus 18695040
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPP1 Co-immunofluorescence staining MDCK 18695040
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPP1 Fluorescence resonance energy transfer HEK293 Mouse Full-length Human Full-length 18695040
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Functional consequence Toggle 893349bafcc528f8346c51dc3420151d67b0126b2c122dd1017121c03fa0f69b
TRP channel Interactor Method Post-translational modification Subcellular trafficking Activity Reference
TRPP1 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPV4 Patch clamp New channel creation 18695040
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPP1 Patch clamp New channel creation 18695040
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TRP / Interactor

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