PubMed 19883739

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Automatically associated channels: Cav2.1

Title: CaV2.1 channels are modulated by muscarinic M1 receptors through phosphoinositide hydrolysis in neostriatal neurons.

Authors: A Perez-Burgos, G A Prieto, E Galarraga, J Bargas

Journal, date & volume: Neuroscience, 2010 Jan 20 , 165, 293-9

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In adult neostriatal projection neurons, the intracellular Ca(2+) supplied by Ca(V)2.1 (P/Q) Ca(2+) channels is in charge of both the generation of the afterhyperpolarizing potential (AHP) and the release of GABA from their synaptic terminals, thus being a major target for firing pattern and transmitter release modulations. We have shown that activation of muscarinic M(1)-class receptors modulates Ca(V)2.1 channels in these neurons in rats. This modulation is reversible, is not membrane delimited, is blocked by the specific M(1)-class muscarinic antagonist muscarine toxin 7 (MT-7), and is neither mediated by protein kinase C (PKC) nor by protein phosphatase 2B (PP-2B). Hence, the signaling mechanism of muscarinic Ca(V)2.1 channel modulation has remained elusive. The present paper shows that inactivation of phospholipase C (PLC) abolishes this modulation while inhibition of phosphoinositide kinases, PI-3K and PI-4K, prevents its reversibility, suggesting that the reconstitution of muscarinic modulation depends on phosphoinositide rephosphorylation. In support of this hypothesis, the supply of intracellular phosphatidylinositol (4,5) bisphosphate [PI(4,5)P(2)] blocked all muscarinic modulation of this channel. The results indicate that muscarinic M(1) modulation of Ca(V)2.1 Ca(2+) channels in these neurons involves phosphoinositide hydrolysis.