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Mol Cell. 2002 Apr;9(4):739-50.

Calmodulin regulates Ca(2+)-dependent feedback inhibition of store-operated Ca(2+) influx by interaction with a site in the C terminus of TrpC1.

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  • 1Secretory Physiology Section, Gene Therapy and Therapeutics Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.


The mechanism involved in [Ca(2+)](i)-dependent feedback inhibition of store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE) is not yet known. Expression of Ca(2+)-insensitive calmodulin (Mut-CaM) but not wild-type CaM increased SOCE and decreased its Ca(2+)-dependent inactivation. Expression of TrpC1 lacking C terminus aa 664-793 (TrpC1DeltaC) also attenuated Ca(2+)-dependent inactivation of SOCE. CaM interacted with endogenous and expressed TrpC1 and with GST-TrpC1 C terminus but not with TrpC1DeltaC. Two CaM binding domains, aa 715-749 and aa 758-793, were identified. Expression of TrpC1Delta758-793 but not TrpC1Delta715-749 mimicked the effects of TrpC1DeltaC and Mut-CaM on SOCE. These data demonstrate that CaM mediates Ca(2+)-dependent feedback inhibition of SOCE via binding to a domain in the C terminus of TrpC1. These findings reveal an integral role for TrpC1 in the regulation of SOCE.

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