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TRPP2 modulates ryanodine- and inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors-dependent Ca2+ signals in opposite ways in cerebral arteries

TRPP2 is a cationic channel expressed in plasma membrane and in sarcoplasmic reticulum. In several cell lines, TRPP2 is described as a reticulum Ca2+ leak channel but it also interacts with ryanodine and inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (InsP3) receptors to inhibit and increase the release of Ca2+ stores, respectively. TRPP2 is known to be expressed in vascular smooth muscle cells, however its function in Ca2+ signals remains poorly described in native cells, principally because the pharmacology is not developed. TRPP2 was expressed in cerebral arteries. Triptolide evoked Ca2+ responses in a Ca2+-free solution as well as permeabilized arteries. This Ca2+ signal was inhibited in presence of antisense oligonucleotide and siRNA directed against TRPP2 and antibody directed against the first loop of TRPP2. The partial inhibition of TRPP2 expression increased both the caffeine-evoked Ca2+ responses and in vivo contraction. It also decreased the InsP3-evoked Ca2+ responses. Finally, aging affected the regulations in which TRPP2 is engaged, whereas the triptolide-evoked Ca2+ response was not modified. Taken together, our results have shown that TRPP2 is implicated in triptolide-induced Ca2+ release from intracellular Ca2+ stores. TRPP2 functionally interacts with both ryanodine and InsP3 receptors. These interactions were not similar in adult and old mice.

Abdi A, Mazzocco C, Légeron FP, Yvert B, Macrez N, Morel JL

Cell Calcium 2015 Jul 30

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