Neuronal signaling, 2017
Weiss, N., & Zamponi, G. (2017). Trafficking of neuronal calcium channels. Neuronal Signaling.
Weiss, N., and G. Zamponi. “Trafficking of Neuronal Calcium Channels.” Neuronal signaling (2017).
Weiss, N., and G. Zamponi. “Trafficking of Neuronal Calcium Channels.” Neuronal Signaling, 2017.
Abstract Neuronal voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) serve complex yet essential physiological functions via their pivotal role in translating electrical signals into intracellular calcium elevations and associated downstream signalling pathways. There are a number of regulatory mechanisms to ensure a dynamic control of the number of channels embedded in the plasma membrane, whereas alteration of the surface expression of VGCCs has been linked to various disease conditions. Here, we provide an overview of the mechanisms that control the trafficking of VGCCs to and from the plasma membrane, and discuss their implication in pathophysiological conditions and their potential as therapeutic targets.