PubMed 25450343

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Automatically associated channels: ClvC4

Title: Lipid rafts, KCa/ClCa/Ca(2+) channel complexes and EGFR signaling: Novel targets to reduce tumor development by lipids?

Authors: Maxime Guéguinou, Audrey Gambade, Romain Félix, Aurelie Chantome, Yann Fourbon, Philippe Bougnoux, Günther Weber, Marie Potier-Cartereau, Christophe Vandier

Journal, date & volume: Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 2014 Nov 4 , ,

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Membrane lipid rafts are distinct plasma membrane nanodomains that are enriched with cholesterol, sphingolipids and gangliosides, with occasional presence of saturated fatty acids and phospholipids containing saturated acyl chains. It is well known that they organize receptors (such as Epithelial Growth Factor Receptor), ion channels and their downstream acting molecules to regulate intracellular signaling pathways. Among them are Ca2+ signaling pathways, which are modified in tumor cells and inhibited upon membrane raft disruption. In addition to protein components, lipids from rafts also contribute to the organization and function of Ca2+ signaling microdomains. This article aims to focus on the lipid raft KCa/ClCa/Ca2+ channel complexes that regulate Ca2+ and EGFR signaling in cancer cells, and discusses the potential modification of these complexes by lipids as a novel therapeutic approach in tumor development. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Membrane channels and transporters in cancers.