PubMed 21150316

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Automatically associated channels: Cav1.3 , Slo1

Title: Impact of gating modulation in CaV1.3 L-type calcium channels.

Authors: Alexandra Koschak

Journal, date & volume: Channels (Austin), 2010 Nov-Dec , 4, 523-5

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CaV1.3 L-type channels control inner hair cell (IHC) sensory and sinoatrial node (SAN) function, and excitability in central neurons by means of their low-voltage activation and inactivation properties. In SAN cells CaV1.3 inward calcium current (ICa) inactivates rapidly whereas in IHCs inactivation is slow. A candidate suggested in slowing CaV1.3 channel inactivation is the presynaptically located ribbon-synapse protein RIM that is expressed in immature IHCs in presynaptic compartments also expressing CaV1.3 channels. CaV1.3 channel gating is also modulated by an intramolecular C-terminal mechanism. This mechanism was elicited during analysis of human C-terminal splice variants that differ in the length of their C-terminus and that modulates the channel's negative activation range and slows calcium-dependent inactivation.