Biophys J. 2010 Aug 4;99(3):790-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2010.05.012.

Atomic force microscopy reveals the alternating subunit arrangement of the TRPP2-TRPV4 heterotetramer.External 2231691f894ba696de1310221b0a0dbbb31a7251e75115c265587c3d9d5f507c

Stewart, A. P., Smith, G. D., Sandford, R. N., Edwardson, J. M.,
["Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom."]
There is evidence that polycystin-2 (TRPP2) interacts with two other members of the transient receptor potential (TRP) family, TRPC1 and TRPV4. We have previously shown that TRPP2 forms a heteromeric complex with TRPC1, with a 2:2 stoichiometry and an alternating subunit arrangement. Here, we used coimmunoprecipitation to show that TRPP2 also interacts with TRPV4, but not with TRPA1 or TRPM8; hence, its promiscuity is limited. We then used atomic force microscopy to study the structure of the TRPV4 homomer and the interaction between TRPP2 and TRPV4. The molecular volume of V5-tagged TRPV4 isolated from singly-transfected tsA 201 cells indicated that it assembled as a homotetramer. The distribution of angles between pairs of anti-V5 antibodies bound to TRPV4 particles had a large peak close to 90 degrees and a smaller peak close to 180 degrees , again consistent with the assembly of TRPV4 as a homotetramer. In contrast, the angle distributions for decoration of the TRPP2-TRPV4 heteromer by either anti-Myc or anti-V5 antibodies had major peaks close to 180 degrees. This result indicates that TRPP2-TRPV4 assembles identically to TRPP2-TRPC1, suggesting a common subunit arrangement among heteromeric TRP channels.
PMID: 20682256External 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 TRPP1 Co-immunoprecipitation HEK293 tsA 201 Human Full-length Human Full-length 20682256
TRPP1 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPC1 Co-immunoprecipitation HEK293 tsA 201 Human Full-length Human Full-length 20682256
TRPP1 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPV4 Co-immunoprecipitation HEK293 tsA 201 Human Full-length Mouse Full-length 20682256
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPP1 Co-immunoprecipitation HEK293 tsA 201 Mouse Full-length Human Full-length 20682256
(Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4: click the arrow icon to show interactions only between the corresponding TRP channel and the interactor)
Characterization Toggle 893349bafcc528f8346c51dc3420151d67b0126b2c122dd1017121c03fa0f69b
  Binding region mapping Stoichiometry Affinity (Kd) Reference
TRP channel Interactor
TRP channel Interactor Method Species Region Species Region
TRPP1 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPV4 Atomic force microscopy(AFM) analysis 2:2 20682256
TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRPP1 Atomic force microscopy(AFM) analysis 2:2 20682256
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TRP / Interactor

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