mAKAP and the ryanodine receptor are part of a multi-component signaling complex on the cardiomyocyte nuclear envelope

M. S. Kapiloff, N. Jackson, N. Airhart

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Abstract

The physical association of regulatory enzymes and ion channels at relevant intracellular sites contributes to the diversity and specificity of second messenger-mediated signal transduction in cells. mAKAP is a scaffolding protein that targets the cAMP-dependent protein kinase A and phosphodiesterase type 4D3 to the nuclear envelope of differentiated cardiac myocytes. Here we present data that the mAKAP signaling complex also includes nuclear envelope-resident ryanodine receptors and protein phosphatase 2A. The ryanodine receptor is the major cardiac ion channel responsible for calcium-induced calcium release from intracellular calcium ion stores. As demonstrated by a combination of immunohistochemistry and tissue fractionation, mAKAP is targeted specifically to the nuclear envelope, whereas the ryanodine receptor is present at both the sarcoplasmic reticulum and nuclear envelope intracellular membrane compartments. At the nuclear envelope, a subset of cardiac ryanodine receptor is bound to mAKAP and via the association with mAKAP may be regulated by protein kinase A-mediated phosphorylation. By binding protein kinase A and ryanodine receptor, mAKAP may serve as the scaffold for a cAMP- and calcium ion-sensitive signaling complex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3167-3176
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cell Science
Volume114
Issue number17
StatePublished - Oct 10 2001

Keywords

  • cAMP
  • Heart
  • mAKAP
  • Nuclear envelope
  • Protein kinase A
  • Ryanodine receptor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology

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