TRPing to the Point of Clarity: Understanding the Function of the Complex TRPV4 Ion Channel

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The transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 channel (TRPV4) belongs to the mammalian TRP superfamily of cation channels. TRPV4 is ubiquitously expressed, activated by a disparate array of stimuli, interacts with a multitude of proteins, and is modulated by a range of post-translational modifications, the majority of which we are only just beginning to understand. Not surprisingly, a great number of physiological roles have emerged for TRPV4, as have various disease states that are attributable to the absence, or abnormal functioning, of this ion channel. This review will highlight structural features of TRPV4, endogenous and exogenous activators of the channel, and discuss the reported roles of TRPV4 in health and disease.

Original languageEnglish
Article number165
Issue number1
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2021

    Research areas

  • TRP channels, transient receptor potential vanilloid 4, TRPV4

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