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J Cell Sci. 2010 Mar 15;123(Pt 6):927-38. doi: 10.1242/jcs.061051. Epub 2010 Feb 23.

Ca2+ influx and protein scaffolding via TRPC3 sustain PKCbeta and ERK activation in B cells.

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Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan.


Ca(2+) signaling mediated by phospholipase C that produces inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate [Ins(1,4,5)P(3)] and diacylglycerol (DAG) controls lymphocyte activation. In contrast to store-operated Ca(2+) entry activated by Ins(1,4,5)P(3)-induced Ca(2+) release from endoplasmic reticulum, the importance of DAG-activated Ca(2+) entry remains elusive. Here, we describe the physiological role of DAG-activated Ca(2+) entry channels in B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling. In avian DT40 B cells, deficiency of transient receptor potential TRPC3 at the plasma membrane (PM) impaired DAG-activated cation currents and, upon BCR stimulation, the sustained translocation to the PM of protein kinase Cbeta (PKCbeta) that activated extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK). Notably, TRPC3 showed direct association with PKCbeta that maintained localization of PKCbeta at the PM. Thus, TRPC3 functions as both a Ca(2+)-permeable channel and a protein scaffold at the PM for downstream PKCbeta activation in B cells.

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