PubMed 16914520

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Automatically associated channels: Kv11.1 , Kv8.2

Title: Association of 14-3-3 proteins to beta1-adrenergic receptors modulates Kv11.1 K+ channel activity in recombinant systems.

Authors: Antonio S Tutor, Eva Delpón, Ricardo Caballero, Ricardo Gómez, Lucía Núñez, Miguel Vaquero, Juan Tamargo, Federico Mayor, Petronila Penela

Journal, date & volume: Mol. Biol. Cell, 2006 Nov , 17, 4666-74

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We identify a new mechanism for the beta(1)-adrenergic receptor (beta(1)AR)-mediated regulation of human ether-a-go-go-related gene (HERG) potassium channel (Kv11.1). We find that the previously reported modulatory interaction between Kv11.1 channels and 14-3-3epsilon proteins is competed by wild type beta(1)AR by means of a novel interaction between this receptor and 14-3-3epsilon. The association between beta(1)AR and 14-3-3epsilon is increased by agonist stimulation in both transfected cells and heart tissue and requires cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) activity. The beta(1)AR/14-3-3epsilon association is direct, since it can be recapitulated using purified 14-3-3epsilon and beta(1)AR fusion proteins and is abolished in cells expressing beta(1)AR phosphorylation-deficient mutants. Biochemical and electrophysiological studies of the effects of isoproterenol on Kv11.1 currents recorded using the whole-cell patch clamp demonstrated that beta(1)AR phosphorylation-deficient mutants do not recruit 14-3-3epsilon away from Kv11.1 and display a markedly altered agonist-mediated modulation of Kv11.1 currents compared with wild-type beta(1)AR, increasing instead of inhibiting current amplitudes. Interestingly, such differential modulation is not observed in the presence of 14-3-3 inhibitors. Our results suggest that the dynamic association of 14-3-3 proteins to both beta(1)AR and Kv11.1 channels is involved in the adrenergic modulation of this critical regulator of cardiac repolarization and refractoriness.