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STIM1 and ORAI1 (also termed CRACM1) are essential components of the classical calcium release-activated calcium current; however, the mechanism of the transmission of information of STIM1 to the calcium release-activated calcium/ORAI1 channel is as yet unknown. Here we demonstrate by Förster resonance energy transfer microscopy a dynamic coupling of STIM1(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)
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)
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)
Ion channels formed by canonical transient receptor potential (TRPC) proteins are considered to be key players in cellular Ca(2+) homeostasis. As permeation of Ca(2+) through TRPC homo- and/or heteromeric channels has been repeatedly demonstrated, analysis of the physiological role of TRPC proteins was so far based on the concept that these proteins form(More)
Among the myriad of molecular alterations occurring in heart failure development, aggravation of the disease is often attributed to global or local changes in protein kinase activity, thus making protein kinases attractive targets for therapeutic intervention. Since protein kinases do not only have maladaptive roles, but also contribute to the physiological(More)
TRPC3 represents one of the first identified mammalian relatives of the Drosophila trp gene product. Despite intensive biochemical and biophysical characterization as well as numerous attempts to uncover its physiological role in native cell systems, this channel protein still represents one of the most enigmatic members of the transient receptor potential(More)
Nonselective and lipid-regulated cation channels formed by TRPC3, TRPC6 and TRPC7 have recently obtained attention in view their potential pathophysiological impact. It appears as a particular challenge to understand the molecular basis of TRPC3/6/7-related diseases in order to further delineate their value as therapeutic targets. The multifunctional nature(More)
VEGF-induced Ca2+ signalling was investigated in CD133+/VEGFR-2+ progenitor cells isolated from human adipose stroma. Colonies derived from CD133+ immunoselected cells displayed inhomogenous Ca2+ signals, with variable magnitude of VEGF-induced Ca2+ entry, which positively correlated with expression of the Ca2+ channel protein TRPC3. High levels of(More)
Recent evidence suggests involvement of transient receptor potential (TRP)-related cation channels in cardiac physiology and pathophysiology, with TRPC3 as one potential key player in cardiac hypertrophy. It has been suggested that TRPC3 is upregulated in hypertrophy development and contributes to Ca 2+ signals that govern pathological remodelling. As TRPC(More)
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