Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Scopus Web of Science® Altmetric
Type: Journal article
Title: Modulation of TRP channel activity by hydroxylation and its therapeutic potential
Author: Nagarajan, Y.
Rychkov, G.
Peet, D.
Citation: Pharmaceuticals, 2017; 10(2):35
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 1424-8247
Statement of
Yagnesh Nagarajan, Grigori Y. Rychkov and Daniel J. Peet
Abstract: Two transient receptor potential (TRP) channels-TRPA1 and TRPV3-are post-translationally hydroxylated, resulting in oxygen-dependent regulation of channel activity. The enzymes responsible are the HIF prolyl hydroxylases (PHDs) and the asparaginyl hydroxylase factor inhibiting HIF (FIH). The PHDs and FIH are well characterized for their hydroxylation of the hypoxic inducible transcription factors (HIFs), mediating their hypoxic regulation. Consequently, these hydroxylases are currently being targeted therapeutically to modulate HIF activity in anemia, inflammation, and ischemic disease. Modulating the HIFs by targeting these hydroxylases may result in both desirable and undesirable effects on TRP channel activity, depending on the physiological context. For the best outcomes, these hydroxylases could be therapeutically targeted in pathologies where activation of both the HIFs and the relevant TRP channels are predicted to independently achieve positive outcomes, such as wound healing and obesity.
Keywords: FIH; HIF; PHD; TRPA1; TRPV3; hydroxylation; hypoxia; oxygen
Rights: © 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
RMID: 0030067546
DOI: 10.3390/ph10020035
Grant ID:
Appears in Collections:Pharmacology publications

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
hdl_105843.pdfPublished version648.16 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.