IClswell is the chloride current induced by cell swelling, and plays a fundamental role in several biological processes, including the regulatory volume decrease (RVD). ICln is a highly conserved, ubiquitously expressed and multifunctional protein involved in the activation of IClswell. In platelets, ICln binds to the intracellular domain of the integrin alpha IIb chain, however, whether the ICln/integrin interaction plays a role in RVD is not known. Here we show that a direct molecular interaction between ICln and the integrin alpha-chain is not restricted to platelets and involves highly conserved amino acid motifs. Integrin alpha recruits ICln to the plasma membrane, thereby facilitating the activation of IClswell during hypotonicity. Perturbation of the ICln/integrin interaction prevents the transposition of ICln towards the cell surface and, in parallel, impedes the activation of IClswell. We suggest that the ICln/integrin interaction interface may represent a new molecular target enabling specific ICl(swell )suppression in pathological conditions when this current is deregulated or plays a detrimental role.
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|Titolo:||Binding of the protein ICln to α-integrin contributes to the activation of IClswell current|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|