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Science. 2001 Feb 9;291(5506):1043-7. Epub 2001 Jan 18.

TRP-PLIK, a bifunctional protein with kinase and ion channel activities.

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  • 1Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Cardiology, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, 1309 Enders Building, 320 Longwood Avenue, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

Abstract

We cloned and characterized a protein kinase and ion channel, TRP-PLIK. As part of the long transient receptor potential channel subfamily implicated in control of cell division, it is a protein that is both an ion channel and a protein kinase. TRP-PLIK phosphorylated itself, displayed a wide tissue distribution, and, when expressed in CHO-K1 cells, constituted a nonselective, calcium-permeant, 105-picosiemen, steeply outwardly rectifying conductance. The zinc finger containing alpha-kinase domain was functional. Inactivation of the kinase activity by site-directed mutagenesis and the channel's dependence on intracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) demonstrated that the channel's kinase activity is essential for channel function.

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