PubMed 26280213

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPC , TRPC1

Title: Expression Patterns of TRPC1 in Cortical Lesions from Patients with Focal Cortical Dysplasia.

Authors: Zhenle Zang, Song Li, Wei Zhang, Xin Chen, Dahai Zheng, Haifeng Shu, Wei Guo, Bangyun Zhao, Kaifeng Shen, YuJia Wei, Xin Zheng, Shiyong Liu, Hui Yang

Journal, date & volume: J. Mol. Neurosci., 2015 Oct , 57, 265-72

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Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is known as a common cause of chronic refractory epilepsy, but the underlying mechanisms of the factors that lead to FCD-related epilepsy are unclear. Previous studies have shown that canonical transient receptor potential channels (TRPCs) might be involved in the process of epileptogenesis. Canonical transient receptor potential channel 1 (TRPC1), which is ubiquitously expressed in the brain, has been shown to be involved in epileptiform bust firing in knockout mice. In this study, we examined the expression of TRPC1 in FCD type Ia (FCDIa), FCD type IIa (FCDIIa), and FCD type IIb (FCDIIb) surgical specimens from patients and age-matched autopsy control samples. Real-time quantitative PCR and western blotting indicated that TRPC1 mRNA and protein levels were increased in FCDIa, FCDIIa, and FCDIIb samples compared to control samples. Immunohistochemistry results revealed that TRPC1 was mainly distributed in microcolumns, dysmorphic neurons, and balloon cells. Further double immunofluorescent staining showed that TRPC1 was co-localized with glutamatergic and GABAergic markers. Taken together, our results demonstrate that the overexpression and specific cellular location of TRPC1 might be related to the epileptogenesis of FCD.