PubMed 25467798

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPC , TRPC3 , TRPC6

Title: Activation of calcium-sensing receptor increases TRPC3/6 expression in T lymphocyte in sepsis.

Authors: Qiu-yue Wu, Ming-Rui Sun, Chun-li Wu, Yang Li, Jing-jing Du, Jing-ya Zeng, Hai-liang Bi, Yi-hua Sun

Journal, date & volume: Mol. Immunol., 2015 Mar , 64, 18-25

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Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response syndrome induced by infection. T Lymphocytes play an important role in this disease. Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels and calcium-sensing receptors (CaSR) are expressed in lymphocytes to promote intracellular Ca(2+) release. However, data about the link between CaSR and TRP channels in septic T lymphocytes are few. In this study, by Ca(2+) imaging and Western blotting, we found that in septic rat peripheral blood T lymphocytes expressions of TRPC3 and TRPC6 proteins are higher. The SR/ER Ca(2+) ATPase inhibitor thapsigargin (TG) and CaSR agonist NPS R-568 also increased expressions of TRPC3 and TRPC6 proteins, which were reversed by PLC-IP3 channel blocker U73122 and TRPC channels inhibitor SKF96365. By Ca(2+) imaging, we found that the depletion of ER Ca(2+) stores by TG elicited a transient rise in cytoplasmic Ca(2+), followed by sustained increase depending on extracellular Ca(2+). But, SKF96365, not Verapamil (L-type channels inhibitor) and NiCl2 (Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger inhibitor), inhibited the relatively high [Ca(2+)]i. NPS R-568 also resulted in the same effect, and the duration of [Ca(2+)]i increase was eliminated completely by U73122 and was reduced in the absence of [Ca(2+)]o. NPS R-568 and TG increased the apoptotic ratio of septic T lymphocytes, which can be suppressed by SKF96365 and U73122. These results suggested that CaSR activation promoted the expression of TRPC3 and TRPC6 and enhanced T lymphocytes apoptosis through PLC-IP3 signaling pathway in sepsis.