PubMed 25732528

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPC

Title: Ca(2+) signaling initiated by canonical transient receptor potential channels in dendritic development.

Authors: Shengjie Feng, Zhuohao He, Hongyu Li, Yizheng Wang

Journal, date & volume: Neurosci Bull, 2015 Jun , 31, 351-6

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The spatial patterns of dendritic structures diverge in different types of neurons as adaptations to their unique functions. Although different intracellular mechanisms underlying dendritic morphogenesis have been suggested, it is evident that the elevation in intracellular Ca(2+) levels plays a major role in the process. Canonical transient receptor potential (TRPC) channels, known to be non-selective Ca(2+)-permeable cation channels, act as environmental detectors to sense and transduce extracellular signals into different intracellular responses, including the regulation of dendritic growth, via Ca(2+) influx. Here, we review recent advances in the understanding of Ca(2+) signaling, especially signals mediated by Ca(2+) influx via TRPC channels, and the underlying molecular events in dendritic development.