PubMed 16483597

Title: CSN5/Jab1 inhibits cardiac L-type Ca2+ channel activity through protein-protein interactions.

Authors: Kazutoshi Kameda, Mitsuhiro Fukao, Takeshi Kobayashi, Masaaki Tsutsuura, Masato Nagashima, Yoichi Yamada, Toshihiko Yamashita, Noritsugu Tohse

Journal, date & volume: J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol., 2006 Apr , 40, 562-9

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L-type Ca(2+) channels have a wide tissue distribution and play essential roles in physiological responses. Recent studies have indicated that regulation of L-type Ca(2+) channels involves the assembly of macromolecular signaling complexes such as the beta(2)-adrenergic receptor signaling complex, the small G-protein kir/Gem and the BK channel. Here, we report the previously unidentified role of another protein in binding to the II-III linker of the alpha(1C) subunit of the L-type Ca(2+) channel. This protein is COP9 signalosome subunit 5 (CSN5)/Jun activation domain-binding protein 1 (Jab1). We have demonstrated that CSN5 interacts specifically with the II-III linker of the alpha(1C) subunit in a yeast two-hybrid system. The alpha(1C) subunit and CSN5 were coimmunoprecipitated in rat heart and both proteins were colocalized in sarcolemmal membranes and transverse tubules of cardiac myocytes. Silencing of CSN5 mRNA using siRNA decreased the endogenous protein level of CSN5 and activated L-type Ca(2+) channels expressed in COS7 cells. These data indicate that CSN5 is a protein that plays a newly defined functional role in association with the cardiac L-type Ca(2+) channel.