Caveolin-1 contributes to assembly of store-operated ca2+ influx channels by regulating plasma membrane localization of trpc1

So ching W. Brazer, Brij B. Singh, Xibao Liu, William Swaim, Indu S. Ambudkar

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TRPC1, a component of store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) channels, is assembled in a complex with caveolin-1 (Cav1) and key Ca2+ signaling proteins. This study examines the role of Cav1 in the function of TRPC1. TRPC1 and Cav1 were colocalized in the plasma membrane region of human submandibular gland and Madin-Darby canine kidney cells. Full-length Cav1 bound to both the N and C termini of TRPC1. Amino acids 271-349, which includes a Cav1 binding motif (amino acids 322-349), was identified as the Cav1 binding domain in the TRPC1 N terminus. Deletion of amino acids 271-349 or 322-349 prevented plasma membrane localization of TRPC1. Importantly, TRPC1Δ271-349 induced a dominant suppression of SOCE and was associated with wild-type TRPC1. Although the role of the C-terminal Cav1 binding domain is not known, its deletion did not affect localization of TRPC1 (Singh, B. B., Liu, X., and Ambudkar, I. S. (2000) J. Biol. Chem. 275, 36483-36486). Further, expression of a truncated Cav1 (Cav1Δ51-169), but not full-length Cav1, similarly disrupted plasma membrane localization of endogenously and exogenously expressed TRPC1 in human submandibular gland and Madin-Darby canine kidney cells. Cav1Δ51-169 also suppressed thapsigargin- and carbachol-stimulated Ca2+ influx and increased the detergent solubility of TRPC1, although plasma membrane lipid raft domains were not disrupted. These data demonstrate that plasma membrane localization of TRPC1 depends on an interaction between its N terminus and Cav1. Thus, our data suggest that Cav1 has an important role in the assembly of SOCE channel(s).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27208-27215
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number29
StatePublished - Jul 18 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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