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PubMed 16369047


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Automatically associated channels: Cav1.2 , Cav2.1



Title: Regulation of voltage-gated Ca2+ channels by calmodulin.

Authors: D Brent Halling, Paula Aracena-Parks, Susan L Hamilton

Journal, date & volume: Sci. STKE, 2005 Dec 20 , 2005, re15

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16369047


Abstract
Calmodulin, a highly versatile and ubiquitously expressed Ca2+ sensor, regulates the function of many enzymes and ion channels. Both Ca2+-dependent inactivation and Ca2+-dependent facilitation of the voltage-gated Ca2+ channels Cav1.2 and Cav2.1 are regulated through an interaction with Ca2+-bound calmodulin. This review addresses the functional regulation of Cav1.2 and Cav2.1 by calmodulin and discusses how Ca2+ binding to a single calmodulin molecule can regulate opposing functions of the voltage-gated Ca2+ channels.