Christian Rosker

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TRPC3 has been suggested as a key component of phospholipase C-dependent Ca(2+) signaling. Here we investigated the role of TRPC3-mediated Na(+) entry as a determinant of plasmalemmal Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchange. Ca(2+) signals generated by TRPC3 overexpression in HEK293 cells were found to be dependent on extracellular Na(+), in that carbachol-stimulated Ca(2+)(More)
Canonical transient receptor potential proteins (TRPC) have been proposed to form homo- or heteromeric cation channels in a variety of tissues, including the vascular endothelium. Assembly of TRPC multimers is incompletely understood. In particular, heteromeric assembly of distantly related TRPC isoforms is still a controversial issue. Because we have(More)
OBJECTIVE Members of the classical transient receptor potential protein (TRPC) family are considered as key components of phospholipase C (PLC)-dependent Ca2+ signaling. Previous results obtained in the HEK 293 expression system suggested a physical and functional coupling of TRPC3 to the cardiac-type Na+/Ca2+ exchanger, NCX1 (sodium calcium exchanger 1).(More)
The blocking efficacy of 4,9-anhydro-TTX (4,9-ah-TTX) and TTX on several isoforms of voltage-dependent sodium channels, expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes, was tested (Na(v1.2), Na(v1.3), Na(v1.4), Na(v1.5), Na(v1.6), Na(v1.7), and Na(v1.8)). Generally, TTX was 40-231 times more effective, when compared with 4,9-ah-TTX, on a given isoform. An exception was(More)
A large variety of cation transport systems are involved in the regulation of calcium homeostasis in endothelial cells. The focus of the present study is to determine the contribution of nonselective cation channels from the TRP (transient receptor potential) family to cellular calcium homeostasis of porcine aortic endothelial cells (PAEC). One member of(More)
Transient receptor potential (TRP) proteins have been recognized as sensors for a wide variety of external and internal signals involved in maintenance of cellular homeostasis and control of physiological functions. Evidence of a striking versatility in terms of signal integration and transduction has been reported for members of the canonical (or(More)
Increasing evidence suggests a pivotal role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as well as reactive nitrogen species (RNS) in human pathophysiology. A typical target of ROS/RNS signalling is Ca2+ channels which mediate both long-term as well as acute cellular responses to oxidative stress. We have previously reported that cation channels related to the(More)
This study was designed to investigate the role of voltage-independent and voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels in the Ca2+ signaling associated with intracellular alkalinization in A7r5 vascular smooth muscle cells. Extracellular administration of ammonium chloride (20 mmol/L) resulted in elevation of intracellular pH and activation of a sustained Ca2+ entry(More)
G-protein activated inwardly rectifying K(+) channels (GIRKs) of the heterotetrameric GIRK1/GIRK4 composition mediate I(K+ACh) in atrium and are regulated by cAMP dependent protein kinase (PKA). Phosphorylation of GIRK1/GIRK4 complexes promotes the activation of the channel by the G-protein Gβγ-dimer ("heterologous facilitation"). Previously we reported(More)
TRPC3 (canonical transient receptor potential protein 3) has been suggested to be a component of cation channel complexes that are targeted to cholesterol-rich lipid membrane microdomains. In the present study, we investigated the potential role of membrane cholesterol as a regulator of cellular TRPC3 conductances. Functional experiments demonstrated that(More)