Role of Trpc channels, Stim1 and Orai1 in PGF(2α)-induced calcium signaling in NRK fibroblasts.
ABSTRACT Normal rat kidney (NRK) fibroblasts exhibit growth-dependent changes in electrophysiological properties and intracellular calcium dynamics. The transition from a quiescent state to a density-arrested state results in altered calcium entry characteristics. This coincides with modulation of the expression of the genes encoding the calcium channels Trpc1, Trpc6 and Orai1, and of the intracellular calcium sensor Stim1. In the present study we have used gene selective short hairpin (sh) RNAs against these various genes to investigate their role in (a) capacitative store-operated calcium entry (SOCE); (b) non-capacitative OAG-induced receptor-operated calcium entry (ROCE); and (c) prostaglandin F(2α) (PGF(2α))-induced Ca(2+)-oscillations in NRK fibroblasts. Intracellular calcium measurements revealed that knockdown of the genes encoding Trpc1, Orai1 and Stim1 each caused a significant reduction of SOCE in NRK cells, whereas knockdown of the gene encoding Trpc6 reduced only the OAG-induced ROCE. Furthermore, our data show that knockdown of the genes encoding Trpc1, Orai1 and Stim1, but not Trpc6, substantially reduced the frequency (up to 60%) of PGF(2α)-induced Ca(2+) oscillations in NRK cells. These results indicate that in NRK cells distinct calcium channels control the processes of SOCE, ROCE and PGF(2α)-induced Ca(2+) oscillations.
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ABSTRACT: More than a decade has elapsed since the link between the endosomal sorting complex required for transport (ESCRT) machinery and HIV-1 protein trafficking and budding was first identified. L domains in HIV-1 Gag mediate recruitment of ESCRT which function in bud abscission releasing the viral particle from the host cell. Beyond virus budding, the ESCRT machinery is also involved in the endocytic pathway, cytokinesis, and autophagy. In the past few years, the number of non-ESCRT host proteins shown to be required in the assembly process has also grown. In this paper, we highlight the role of recently identified cellular factors that link ESCRT machinery to calcium signaling machinery and we suggest that this liaison contributes to setting the stage for productive ESCRT recruitment and mediation of abscission. Parallel paradigms for non-ESCRT roles in virus budding and cytokinesis will be discussed.Molecular biology international. 01/2012; 2012:851670.
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ABSTRACT: Store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) is activated in response to depletion of the endoplasmic reticulum-Ca(2+) stores following stimulation of plasma membrane receptors that couple to PIP2 hydrolysis and IP3 generation. Search for the molecular components of SOCE channels led to the identification of mammalian transient receptor potential canonical (TRPC) family of calcium-permeable channels (TRPC1-TRPC7), which are all activated in response to stimuli that result in PIP2 hydrolysis. While several TRPCs, including TRPC1, TRPC3, and TRPC4, have been implicated in SOCE, the data are most consistent for TRPC1. Extensive studies in cell lines and knockout mouse models have established the contribution of TRPC1 to SOCE. Furthermore, there is a critical functional interaction between TRPC1 and the key components of SOCE, STIM1, and Orai1, which determines the activation of TRPC1. Orai1-mediated Ca(2+) entry is required for recruitment of TRPC1 and its insertion into surface membranes while STIM1 gates the channel. Notably, TRPC1 and Orai1 generate distinct patterns of Ca(2+) signals in cells that are decoded for the regulation of specific cellular functions. Thus, SOCE appears to be a complex process that depends on temporal and spatial coordination of several distinct steps mediated by proteins in different cellular compartments. Emerging data suggest that, in many cell types, the net Ca(2+) entry measured in response to store depletion is the result of the coordinated regulation of different calcium-permeable ion channels. Orai1 and STIM1 are central players in this process, and by mediating recruitment or activation of other Ca(2+) channels, Orai1-CRAC function can elicit rapid changes in global and local [Ca(2+)]i signals in cells. It is most likely that the type of channels and the [Ca(2+)]i signature that are generated by this process reflect the physiological function of the cell that is regulated by Ca(2+).Current Topics in Membranes 01/2013; 71:149-79. · 1.06 Impact Factor