Immunohistochemical colocalization of TREK-1, TREK-2 and TRAAK with TRP channels in the trigeminal ganglion cells

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Abstract

TREK belongs to a subfamily of tandem pore domain K+ channels, and consists of three subunits, TREK-1, TREK-2 and TRAAK. We examined the distribution of TREK-1, TREK-2 and TRAAK immunoreactive neurons in rat trigeminal sensory neurons. In the trigeminal ganglia, 31%, 43% and 60% of neurons were immunoreactive for TREK-1, TREK-2 and TRAAK, respectively. Mean sizes of TREK-1, TREK-2 and TRAAK immunoreactive trigeminal ganglion neurons were 447 ± 185, 445 ± 23 and 492 ± 12 mm2, respectively. Furthermore, TREK channels were colocalized with cationic TRP channels, TRPV1, TRPV2 and TRPM8. TREK-1 immunoreactive neurons were colocalized with TRPV1 (57%), TRPV2 (11%) and TRPM8 (33%). TREK-2-immunoreactive neurons were colocalized with TRPV1 (33%), TRPV2 (9%) and TRPM8 (19%). TRAAK immunoreactive neurons were colocalized with TRPV1 (47%), TRPV2 (10%) and TRPM8 (22%). The present results revealed that TREK-1, TREK-2 and TRAAK channels colocalized with thermosensitive TRP channels in some small trigeminal ganglion neurons.

Journal

  • Neuroscience Letters

    Neuroscience Letters 454(2), 129-133, 2009-01-01

    Elsevier

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120001613599
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    0304-3940
  • Data Source
    IR 
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