PubMed 20470771

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Automatically associated channels: Nav1.7

Title: Nav1.7-Ca2+ influx-induced increased phosphorylations of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and p38 attenuate tau phosphorylation via glycogen synthase kinase-3beta: priming of Nav1.7 gating by ERK and p38.

Authors: Takayuki Nemoto, Satoshi Miyazaki, Tasuku Kanai, Toyoaki Maruta, Shinya Satoh, Norie Yoshikawa, Toshihiko Yanagita, Akihiko Wada

Journal, date & volume: Eur. J. Pharmacol., 2010 Aug 25 , 640, 20-8

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In cultured bovine adrenal chromaffin cells expressing Nav1.7 sodium channel isoform, we previously showed that veratridine-induced Na+ influx via Nav1.7 and the subsequent Ca2+ influx via voltage-dependent calcium channels activated protein kinase C-alpha and Akt, which converged on increasing inhibitory Ser9-phosphorylation of glycogen synthase kinase-3beta, decreasing constitutive Ser396-phosphorylation of tau. Here, veratridine increased constitutive Tyr204-phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase-1/-2 (ERK1/ERK2) and constitutive Thr180/Tyr182-dual phosphorylation of p38 by approximately 118% (EC50=2.8 microM). Veratridine-induced increased phosphorylation levels of ERK1/ERK2 and p38 were abolished by tetrodotoxin, extracellular Ca2+ removal, or Gö6976 [12-(2-cyanoethyl)-6,7,12,13-tetrahydro-13-methyl-5-oxo-5H-indolo(2,3-a)pyrrolo(3,4-c)-carbazole;Go6976] (protein kinase C-alpha inhibitor). PD98059 (2'-amino-3'-methoxyflavone) (ERK1/ERK2 inhibitor) or SB203580 [4-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-(4-methylsulfinylphenyl)-5-(4-pyridyl)1H-imidazole] (p38 inhibitor) attenuated veratridine-induced increased phosphorylation of glycogen synthase kinase-3beta and decreased phosphorylation of tau by approximately 54% and approximately 56%, as partial blockade by Gö6976. Additionally, basal constitutive phosphorylation levels of ERK1/ERK2 and p38 were decreased by PD98059 or SB203580, but not by SB216763 [3-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-4-(1-methyl-1H-indolo-3-yl)-1H-pyrrole-2,5-dione] (glycogen synthase kinase-3beta inhibitor) or extracellular Ca2+ removal. In this condition, PD98059 or SB203580 (but not SB216763 or extracellular Ca2+ removal) inhibited veratridine-induced 22Na+ influx and 45Ca2+ influx, without changing nicotine-induced 22Na+ influx via nicotinic receptor-associated cation channels and nicotine-induced 45Ca2+ influx via voltage-dependent calcium channels. These results suggest that Nav1.7-Ca2+ influx-protein kinase C-alpha pathway activated ERK1/ERK2 and p38, which increased phosphorylation of glycogen synthase kinase-3beta, decreasing tau phosphorylation. In veratridine-nontreated cells, basal constitutive activities of ERK1/ERK2 and p38 primed Nav1.7 to increase 22Na+ influx.