Activity of T-type calcium channels is independent of CRMP2 in sensory neurons

Song Cai, Zhiming Shan, Zhongjun Zhang, Aubin Moutal, Rajesh Khanna

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Amongst the regulators of voltage-gated ion channels is the collapsin response mediator protein 2 (CRMP2). CRMP2 regulation of the activity and trafficking of NaV1.7 voltage-gated sodium channels as well as the N-type (CaV2.2) voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC) has been reported. On the other hand, CRMP2 does not appear to regulate L- (CaV1.x), P/Q- (CaV2.1), and R- (CaV2.3) type high VGCCs. Whether CRMP2 regulates low VGCCs remains an open question. Here, we asked if CRMP2 could regulate the low voltage-gated (T-type/CaV3.x) channels in sensory neurons. Reducing CRMP2 protein levels with short interfering RNAs yielded no change in macroscopic currents carried by T-type channels. No change in biophysical properties of the T-type currents was noted. Future studies pursuing CRMP2 druggability in neuropathic pain will benefit from the findings that CRMP2 regulates only the N-type (CaV2.2) calcium channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-152
Number of pages6
JournalChannels (Austin, Tex.)
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

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T-Type Calcium Channels
Sensory Receptor Cells
Neurons
Calcium Channels
NAV1.7 Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel
Electric potential
N-Type Calcium Channels
collapsin response mediator protein-2
Neuralgia
Ion Channels
Small Interfering RNA

Keywords

  • CRMP2
  • DRG sensory neuron
  • electrophysiology
  • T-type calcium channel

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  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry

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Activity of T-type calcium channels is independent of CRMP2 in sensory neurons. / Cai, Song; Shan, Zhiming; Zhang, Zhongjun; Moutal, Aubin; Khanna, Rajesh.

In: Channels (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.12.2019, p. 147-152.

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Cai, Song ; Shan, Zhiming ; Zhang, Zhongjun ; Moutal, Aubin ; Khanna, Rajesh. / Activity of T-type calcium channels is independent of CRMP2 in sensory neurons. In: Channels (Austin, Tex.). 2019 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 147-152.
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