PubMed 25012489

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPC , TRPC1 , TRPC7

Title: Trafficking mechanisms and regulation of TRPC channels.

Authors: Lorena Brito De Souza, Indu S Ambudkar

Journal, date & volume: Cell Calcium, 2014 Aug , 56, 43-50

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TRPC channels are Ca(2+)-permeable cation channels which are regulated downstream from receptor-coupled PIP2 hydrolysis. These channels contribute to a wide variety of cellular functions. Loss or gain of channel function has been associated with dysfunction and aberrant physiology. TRPC channel functions are influenced by their physical and functional interactions with numerous proteins that determine their regulation, scaffolding, trafficking, as well as their effects on the downstream cellular processes. Such interactions also compartmentalize the Ca(2+) signals arising from TRPC channels. A large number of studies demonstrate that trafficking is a critical mode by which plasma membrane localization and surface expression of TRPC channels are regulated. This review will provide an overview of intracellular trafficking pathways as well as discuss the current state of knowledge regarding the mechanisms and components involved in trafficking of the seven members of the TRPC family (TRPC1-TRPC7).