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TRPC1, a component of store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) channels, is assembled in a complex with caveolin-1 (Cav1) and key Ca2+ signaling proteins. This study examines the role of Cav1 in the function of TRPC1. TRPC1 and Cav1 were colocalized in the plasma membrane region of human submandibular gland and Madin-Darby canine kidney cells. Full-length Cav1(More)
The mechanism(s) involved in agonist-stimulation of TRPC3 channels is not yet known. Here we demonstrate that TRPC3-N terminus interacts with VAMP2 and alphaSNAP. Further, endogenous and exogenously expressed TRPC3 colocalized and coimmunoprecipitated with SNARE proteins in neuronal and epithelial cells. Imaging of GFP-TRPC3 revealed its localization in the(More)
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and its major receptor FGF receptor-1 (FGFR-1) play an important role in the development of the cortex. The mechanisms underlying the mitogenic role of bFGF/FGFR-1 signaling have not been elucidated. Intracellular Ca2+ concentrations ([Ca2+]i) in proliferating cortical neuroepithelial cells are markedly dependent on(More)
GPCR-mediated activation of the Ca2+ signalling cascade leads to stimulation of Ca2+ influx into non-excitable cells. Both store-dependent and independent channels likely contribute towards this Ca2+ influx. However, the identity of the channels and exact mechanism by which they are activated remains elusive. The TRPC family of proteins has been proposed as(More)
Store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE) is activated by redistribution of STIM1 into puncta in discrete ER-plasma membrane junctional regions where it interacts with and activates store-operated channels (SOCs). The factors involved in precise targeting of the channels and their retention at these specific microdomains are not yet defined. Here we report that(More)
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