Modulation of the human polycystin-L channel by voltage and divalent cations.


Polycystin-L (PCL) is highly homologous in sequence and membrane topology to polycystin-2, the product of the second gene responsible for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). PCL and polycystin-2 were recently shown to be Ca2+-permeable, Ca2+-activated cation channels. Further characterization of polycystins will help in the understanding… (More)