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Depotentiation of LTP
The GIRK channel is important in the depotentiation of LTP, but the mechanism of activation is still a mystery. The gating mechanism involves a number of factors, including the N-terminal slide-helix 73. The polyamine-binding site in the GIRK subunits may play a role in the activity of the GIRK channels. In addition, the interaction between the N-terminal and C-terminal domains of GIRK is important in the assembly of the channel. In the absence of the gating domain, the GIRK channels cannot activate.
The lipid anchor attached to the Gbg subunit binds to GIRK. This causes the GIRK channel to hyperpolarize the cell membrane and slow down the heart rate. The alpha subunit hydrolyzes GTP to GDP and reforms the Gai(GDP)bg complex. The molecule is a key regulator of the cardiac output.
GIRK to the channel facilitates
The tethering of the channel to the b2AR, on the other hand, does not. The crosslinking experiments did not reveal any evidence of the tethering of the Gbg to the b2AR. This suggests that the tethering of GIRKK to the b2AR may play an important role in the mechanism of GIRK activation.
The N-terminal slide-helix 73 of GIRK is responsible for the specificity of GIRK channel gating. Additionally, the polyamine-binding sites are responsible for the gating of GIRK.
Class of channels that activate
Inwardly rectifying K+ channels are a class of channels that activate a GIRK-dependent cellular response to a stimulus. The gating of this receptor is critical for the neurotransmitter’s function in the brain.
The gating of GIRK channels is based on N-terminal slide-helix 73. The N-terminal slide-helix 74 functions as an important gate. In a similar fashion, the M2Rs in the body do the same. These two receptors are located near the cell’s surface. Hence, the N-terminal helix 73 is a key protein for the assembly of the GIRK channel.
The mechanism of GIRK activation is highly specific. The receptors need a high amount of Gbg to activate GIRK. However, this receptor cannot be activated if it is tethered to a channel. In such a case, the b2AR does not activate GIRK. The tethered channel does not trigger the transcription of the receptor. Thus, the macromolecular super-complex hypothesis cannot explain Gbg’s specificity.
In the case of the b2AR, the tethered M2Rs are too distant for Gbg to build up a concentration in their channel.
The synthesis of PIP2 and the GIRK channels is a prerequisite for the activation of GIRK. In the brain, the phospholipids that negatively change the membrane also interact with the GIRK channel. It has also been shown that the soluble forms of PIP2 and Gbg activates the b2R in the k12-containing SF cells. The c2R are required for activation.
In mice, GIRK channel activity is involved in the perception of pain. The activation of GIRK channel by endogenous pain modulators, such as endorphins and endocannabinoids, increases the basal GIRK current four-fold in 10 min. In humans, the glutamate-induced increase in basal GIRK currents is a direct result of the endocannabinoid system.