PubMed 16982421

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Automatically associated channels: Cav2.2 , Slo1

Title: Modulation of inactivation properties of CaV2.2 channels by 14-3-3 proteins.

Authors: Yong Li, Yuying Wu, Yi Zhou

Journal, date & volume: Neuron, 2006 Sep 21 , 51, 755-71

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Inactivation of presynaptic Ca(V)2.2 channels may play a role in regulating short-term synaptic plasticity. Here, we report a direct modulation of Ca(V)2.2 channel inactivation properties by 14-3-3, a family of signaling proteins involved in a wide range of biological processes. The structural elements critical for 14-3-3 binding and channel modulation lie in the carboxyl tail of the pore-forming alpha(1B) subunit, where we have identified two putative 14-3-3 interaction sites, including a phosphoserine-containing motif that directly binds to 14-3-3 and a second region near the EF hand and IQ domain. In transfected tsA 201 cells, 14-3-3 coexpression dramatically slows open-state inactivation and reduces cumulative inactivation of Ca(V)2.2 channels. In hippocampal neurons, interference with 14-3-3 binding accelerates Ca(V)2.2 channel inactivation and enhances short-term synaptic depression. These results demonstrate that 14-3-3 proteins are important regulators of Ca(V)2.2 channel activities and through this mechanism may contribute to their regulation of synaptic transmission and plasticity.