Soluble αKlotho downregulates Orai1-mediated store-operated Ca2+ entry via PI3K-dependent signaling

Ji Hee Kim, Eun Young Park, Kyu Hee Hwang, Kyu Sang Park, Seong Jin Choi, Seung Kuy Cha

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αKlotho is a type 1 transmembrane anti-aging protein. αKlotho-deficient mice have premature aging phenotypes and an imbalance of ion homeostasis including Ca2+ and phosphate. Soluble αKlotho is known to regulate multiple ion channels and growth factor-mediated phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K) signaling. Store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) mediated by pore-forming subunit Orai1 and ER Ca2+ sensor STIM1 is a ubiquitous Ca2+ influx mechanism and has been implicated in multiple diseases. However, it is currently unknown whether soluble αKlotho regulates Orai1-mediated SOCE via PI3K-dependent signaling. Among the Klotho family, αKlotho downregulates SOCE while βKlotho or γKlotho does not affect SOCE. Soluble αKlotho suppresses serum-stimulated SOCE and Ca2+ release-activated Ca2+ (CRAC) channel currents. Serum increases the cell-surface abundance of Orai1 via stimulating vesicular exocytosis of the channel. The serum-stimulated SOCE and cell-surface abundance of Orai1 are inhibited by the preincubation of αKlotho protein or PI3K inhibitors. Moreover, the inhibition of SOCE and cell-surface abundance of Orai1 by pretreatment of brefeldin A or tetanus toxin or PI3K inhibitors prevents further inhibition by αKlotho. Functionally, we further show that soluble αKlotho ameliorates serum-stimulated SOCE and cell migration in breast and lung cancer cells. These results demonstrate that soluble αKlotho downregulates SOCE by inhibiting PI3K-driven vesicular exocytosis of the Orai1 channel and contributes to the suppression of SOCE-mediated tumor cell migration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-658
Number of pages12
JournalPflugers Archiv European Journal of Physiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Apr

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  • Physiology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Physiology (medical)


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