Transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily M member 4
Calcium-activated non selective (CAN) cation channel that mediates membrane depolarization (PubMed:12015988, PubMed:29211723). While it is activated by increase in intracellular Ca(2+), it is impermeable to it (PubMed:12015988). Mediates transport of monovalent cations (Na(+) > K(+) > Cs(+) > Li(+)), leading to depolarize the membrane. It thereby plays a central role in cadiomyocytes, neurons from entorhinal cortex, dorsal root and vomeronasal neurons, endocrine pancreas cells, kidney epithelial cells, cochlea hair cells etc. Participates in T-cell activation by modulating Ca(2+) oscillations after T lymphocyte activation, which is required for NFAT-dependent IL2 production. Involved in myogenic constriction of cerebral arteries. Controls insulin secretion in pancreatic beta-cells. May also be involved in pacemaking or could cause irregular electrical activity under conditions of Ca(2+) overload. Affects T-helper 1 (Th1) and T-helper 2 (Th2) cell motility and cytokine production throug ...more
PANTHER Classes Protein / Transporter / Ion Channel / Transient Receptor Potential Cation Channel Subfamily M Member 4 Protein / Receptor / Transient Receptor Potential Cation Channel Subfamily M Member 4
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