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Interaction of FKBP12.6 with the cardiac ryanodine receptor C-terminal domain

Zissimopoulos, Spyros and Lai, Francis Anthony 2005. Interaction of FKBP12.6 with the cardiac ryanodine receptor C-terminal domain. The Journal of Biological Chemistry 280 (7) , pp. 5475-5485. 10.1074/jbc.M412954200

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The ryanodine receptor-calcium release channel complex (RyR) plays a pivotal role in excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal and cardiac muscle. RyR channel activity is modulated by interaction with FK506-binding protein (FKBP), and disruption of the RyR-FKBP association has been implicated in cardiomyopathy, cardiac hypertrophy, and heart failure. Evidence for an interaction between RyR and FKBP is well documented, both in skeletal muscle (RyR1-FKBP12) and in cardiac muscle (RyR2-FKBP12.6), however definition of the FKBP-binding site remains elusive. Early reports proposed interaction of a short RyR central domain with FKBP12/12.6, however this site has been questioned, and recently an alternative FKBP12.6 interaction site has been identified within the N-terminal half of RyR2. In this study, we report evidence for the human RyR2 C-terminal domain as a novel FKBP12.6-binding site. Using competition binding assays, we find that short C-terminal RyR2 fragments can displace bound FKBP12.6 from the native RyR2, although they are unable to exclusively support interaction with FKBP12.6. However, expression of a large RyR2 C-terminal construct in mammalian cells encompassing the pore-forming transmembrane domains exhibits rapamycin-sensitive binding specifically to FKBP12.6 but not to FKBP12. We also obtained some evidence for involvement of the RyR2 N-terminal, but not the central domain, in FKBP12.6 interaction. Our studies suggest that a novel interaction site for FKBP12.6 may be present at the RyR2 C terminus, proximal to the channel pore, a sterically appropriate location that would enable this protein to play a central role in the modulation of this critical ion channel.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Publisher: American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
ISSN: 1083-351X
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2020 02:40

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