PubMed 25330669

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPC , TRPC3

Title: [Roles of STIM2 and TRPC3 in the CaR mediated Ca2+ entry and NO generation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells].

Authors: Jing Wang, Hua Zhong, Hui Zhao, La-Mei Wang, Li-juan Pang, Zhi-Ping Sun, Fang He

Journal, date & volume: Zhongguo Ying Yong Sheng Li Xue Za Zhi, 2014 Jul , 30, 327-32

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To study the roles of stromal interaction molecule 2 (STIM2) and transient receptor potential canonical 3 (TRPC3) in extracellular Ca(2+)-sensing receptor (CaR)-induced extracellular Ca2+ influx and the production of nitric oxide (NO) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC).(1) The interaction of STIM2 and TRPC3 was determined using the immunofluorescence technique. (2) The expressions of STIM2 and TRPC3 genes were silenced in HUVEC by transfection constructed STIM2 and TRPC3 RNA interference plasmids. The interference efficiency of STIM2, TRPC3 protein and mRNA levels were determined by Western blot and real time RT-PCR, respectively. (3) The second to fifth passage of HUVEC were divided into: STIM2-002 short hairpin RNA (STIM2-002 shRNA ) + spermine + Ca2+ group and TRPC3-004 short hairpin RNA (TRPC3-004 shRNA ) + spermine + Ca2+ group; control group (spermine + Ca2+ group) and vehicle+ spermine + Ca2+ group. The four groups of cells were incubated with CaR agonist spermine, the intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) was detected using the fluorescence Ca2+ indicator Fura-2/AM, and the production of NO was determined by DAF-FM (NO fluorescent probe) of each group in HUVEC.(1) Immunofluorescence technique results showed that STIM2 and TRPC3 proteinswere present in the cytoplasm of HUVEC. (2) The results of transfection constructed STIM2 and TRPC3 RNA interference plasmids demonstrated that shRNA targeted to the STIM2 and TRPC3 genes decreased STIM2 and TRPC3 mRNA levels by 88.2% and 74.0%, respectively (P < 0.05), simultaneously, the STIM2 and TRPC3 protein levels were decreased by 79.9% and 71.8%, respectively (P < 0.05). (3) Compared with spermine + Ca2+ group, the [Ca2+]i and the net NO fluorescence intensity of spermine + Ca(2+) + ShSTIM2-002 group, spermine + Ca(2+) + ShTRPC3-004 group and spermine + Ca2+ Vehicle group were not changed (P > 0.05).STIM2 and TRPC3 do not participate in CaR-mediated Ca2+ influx and NO production individually.