Aquaporin 6 binds calmodulin in a calcium-dependent manner.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Aquaporin 6 (AQP6) is an anion channel that is expressed primarily in acid secreting alpha-intercalated cells of the kidney collecting duct. In addition, AQP6 anion channel permeability is gated by low pH. Inspection of the N-terminus of AQP6 revealed a putative calmodulin binding site. AQP6-expressing CHO-K1 cell lysates were mixed with calmodulin beads and AQP6 was pulled down in the presence of calcium. Mutagenesis of the N-terminal calmodulin binding site in full length mouse AQP6 resulted in a loss of calmodulin binding activity. Mouse and human AQP6 calmodulin binding site peptides bound dansyl-calmodulin with a dissociation constant of approximately 1microM. The binding of AQP6 to calmodulin may be an important key to determining the physiological role of AQP6 in the kidney.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rabaud, NE; Song, L; Wang, Y; Agre, P; Yasui, M; Carbrey, JM

Published Date

  • May 22, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 383 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 54 - 57

PubMed ID

  • 19336226

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2695410

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1090-2104

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.bbrc.2009.03.128


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States