PubMed 22764246

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPC , TRPC5 , TRPC6

Title: TRPC5 channel is the mediator of neurotrophin-3 in regulating dendritic growth via CaMKIIα in rat hippocampal neurons.

Authors: Zhuohao He, Caixia Jia, Shengjie Feng, Kechun Zhou, Yilin Tai, Xue Bai, Yizheng Wang

Journal, date & volume: J. Neurosci., 2012 Jul 4 , 32, 9383-95

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Neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) plays numerous important roles in the CNS and the elevation of intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)](i)) is critical for these functions of NT-3. However, the mechanism by which NT-3 induces [Ca(2+)](i) elevation remains largely unknown. Here, we found that transient receptor potential canonical (TRPC) 5 protein and TrkC, the NT-3 receptor, exhibited a similar temporal expression in rat hippocampus and cellular colocalization in hippocampal neurons. Stimulation of the neurons by NT-3 induced a nonselective cation conductance and PLCγ-dependent [Ca(2+)](i) elevation, which were both blocked when TRPC5, but not TRPC6 channels, were inhibited. Moreover, the Ca(2+) influx through TRPC5 induced by NT-3 inhibited the neuronal dendritic growth through activation of calmodulin-dependent kinase (CaMK) IIα. In contrast, the Ca(2+) influx through TRPC6 induced by NT-4 promoted the dendritic growth. Thus, TRPC5 acts as a novel and specific mediator for NT-3 to regulate dendrite development through CaMKIIα.