J Gen Physiol. 2014 May;143(5):559-75. doi: 10.1085/jgp.201311050.

Local control of TRPV4 channels by AKAP150-targeted PKC in arterial smooth muscle.External 2231691f894ba696de1310221b0a0dbbb31a7251e75115c265587c3d9d5f507c

Mercado, J., Baylie, R., Navedo, M. F., Yuan, C., Scott, J. D., Nelson, M. T., Brayden, J. E., Santana, L. F.,
["Department of Physiology & Biophysics and 2 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Pharmacology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195."]
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) channels are Ca(2+)-permeable, nonselective cation channels expressed in multiple tissues, including smooth muscle. Although TRPV4 channels play a key role in regulating vascular tone, the mechanisms controlling Ca(2+) influx through these channels in arterial myocytes are poorly understood. Here, we tested the hypothesis that in arterial myocytes the anchoring protein AKAP150 and protein kinase C (PKC) play a critical role in the regulation of TRPV4 channels during angiotensin II (AngII) signaling. Super-resolution imaging revealed that TRPV4 channels are gathered into puncta of variable sizes along the sarcolemma of arterial myocytes. Recordings of Ca(2+) entry via single TRPV4 channels ("TRPV4 sparklets") suggested that basal TRPV4 sparklet activity was low. However, Ca(2+) entry during elementary TRPV4 sparklets was approximately 100-fold greater than that during L-type CaV1.2 channel sparklets. Application of the TRPV4 channel agonist GSK1016790A or the vasoconstrictor AngII increased the activity of TRPV4 sparklets in specific regions of the cells. PKC and AKAP150 were required for AngII-induced increases in TRPV4 sparklet activity. AKAP150 and TRPV4 channel interactions were dynamic; activation of AngII signaling increased the proximity of AKAP150 and TRPV4 puncta in arterial myocytes. Furthermore, local stimulation of diacylglycerol and PKC signaling by laser activation of a light-sensitive Gq-coupled receptor (opto-alpha1AR) resulted in TRPV4-mediated Ca(2+) influx. We propose that AKAP150, PKC, and TRPV4 channels form dynamic subcellular signaling domains that control Ca(2+) influx into arterial myocytes.
PMID: 24778429External 2231691f894ba696de1310221b0a0dbbb31a7251e75115c265587c3d9d5f507c
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TRPV4 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 AKAP5/AKAP150 Co-immunofluorescence staining Rat cerebral artery 24778429
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