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PubMed 24722829


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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPC , TRPC2



Title: Canonical transient receptor potential channel 2 (TRPC2): old name-new games. Importance in regulating of rat thyroid cell physiology.

Authors: Kid Törnquist, Pramod Sukumaran, Kati Kemppainen, Christoffer Löf, Tero Viitanen

Journal, date & volume: Pflugers Arch., 2014 Apr 11 , ,

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24722829


Abstract
In addition to the TSH-cyclic AMP signalling pathway, calcium signalling is of crucial importance in thyroid cells. Although the importance of calcium signalling has been thoroughly investigated for several decades, the nature of the calcium channels involved in signalling is unknown. In a recent series of investigations using the well-studied rat thyroid FRTL-5 cell line, we showed that these cells exclusively express the transient receptor potential canonical 2 (TRPC2) channel. Our results suggested that the TRPC2 channel is of significant importance in regulating thyroid cell function. These investigations were the first to show that thyroid cells express a member of the TRPC family of ion channels. In this review, we will describe the importance of the TRPC2 channel in regulating TSH receptor expression, thyroglobulin maturation, intracellular calcium and iodide homeostasis and that the channel also regulates thyroid cell proliferation.