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A novel member of the transient receptor potential (Trp) family of ion channels, Trp12, was identified. The Trp12 mRNA is abundantly expressed in mouse kidney and encodes a protein of 871 amino acid residues. Trp12 transfected cells reveal an elevated cytosolic Ca(2+) and respond with a further increase of cytosolic Ca(2+) to perfusion with hypoosmotic(More)
We have studied the molecular determinants of ion permeation through the TRPV4 channel (VRL-2, TRP12, VR-OAC, and OTRPC4). TRPV4 is characterized by both inward and outward rectification, voltage-dependent block by Ruthenium Red, a moderate selectivity for divalent versus monovalent cations, and an Eisenman IV permeability sequence. We identify two(More)
Cancer is the second most common cause of death in western countries. It is therefore of fundamental importance to improve the treatment of patients with malignant tumors. This goal can only be achieved if we get closer insight in the various mechanisms leading to tumor formation. Significant progress in the understanding of carcinogenesis has been made(More)
Whole-cell patch-clamp experiments and optical measurements with the Ca2+ fluorescent dye fura-2 were performed to examine histamine induced cytosolic Ca2+ changes in bovine adrenal chromaffin cells. The purpose of this study was to find out whether the sustained plateau phase, which followed the rapid transient increase, was due to Ca2+ influx. The(More)
Some proteins of the transient receptor potential (TRP) family form temperature sensitive ion channels. One member of the melastatin (M) group, namely TRPM8 is activated by cold and cooling compounds such as menthol and icilin, and its gene is up-regulated in prostate cancer and other malignancies. Here we characterise the effects of the carboxamides WS-12,(More)
The detection of changes in volume and osmolality is an essential function in vertebrate cells. A novel member of the transient receptor potential (trp) family of ion channels, which is sensitive to changes in cell volume, has been described recently. Heterologous expression of TRP12 in HEK cells resulted in the appearance of a swelling-activated cation(More)
The mouse TRPV6 gene is localized on chromosome 6 and extends over 15.66kb. The encoded protein comprises 727 amino acid residues with a calculated relative molecular mass of 83,210Da. TRPV6 is glycosylated and both variants, the glycosylated and the de-glycosylated proteins, are recognized by various polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies, which were raised(More)
Whole-cell patch-clamp recordings were made to examine the effects of the Ca2+ chelators EGTA and BAPTA on the biophysical properties of voltage-operated Ca2+ currents in bovine adrenal chromaffin cells. Ca2+ currents in the presence of either EGTA or BAPTA over a concentration range of 0.1–60 mM were recorded under otherwise identical conditions. Analysis(More)
The histamine-induced biphasic increase of the intracellular free [Ca2+] ([Ca2+]i) was studied in bovine adrenal chromaffin cells using fura-2 microfluorimetry and the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Both the rapid, transient Ca2+ rise and the sustained plateau component of elevated [Ca2+]i were independent of extracellular Ca2+. Incubation with the(More)
Combined patch-clamp and Fura-2 measurements were performed on chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells co-expressing two channel proteins involved in skeletal muscle excitation-contraction (E-C) coupling, the ryanodine receptor (RyR)-Ca2+ release channel (in the membrane of internal Ca2+ stores) and the dihydropyridine receptor (DHPR)-Ca2+ channel (in the plasma(More)