PubMed 24291260

Title: Src regulates membrane trafficking of the Kv3.1b channel.

Authors: Seong Han Bae, Dong Hyun Kim, Seok Kyo Shin, Jin Sung Choi, Kang-Sik Park

Journal, date & volume: FEBS Lett., 2014 Jan 3 , 588, 86-91

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The Kv3.1 channel plays a crucial role in regulating the high-frequency firing properties of neurons. Here, we determined whether Src regulates the subcellular distributions of the Kv3.1b channel. Co-expression of active Src induced a dramatic redistribution of Kv3.1b to the endoplasmic reticulum. Furthermore, co-expression of the Kv3.1b channel with active Src induced a remarkable decrease in the pool of Kv3.1b at the cell surface. Moreover, the co-expression of active Src results in a significant decrease in the peak current densities of the Kv3.1b channel, and a substantial alteration in the voltage dependence of its steady-state inactivation. Taken together, these results indicate that Src kinase may play an important role in regulating membrane trafficking of Kv3.1b channels.