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Adaptive selection drives TRPP3 loss-of-function in an Ethiopian population

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dc.contributor.author Walsh Capdevila, Sandra, 1991-
dc.contributor.author Izquierdo Serra, Mercè
dc.contributor.author Acosta, Sandra
dc.contributor.author Edo, Albert
dc.contributor.author Lloret, María
dc.contributor.author Moret, Roser
dc.contributor.author Bosch Fusté, Elena
dc.contributor.author Oliva Miguel, Baldomero
dc.contributor.author Bertranpetit, Jaume, 1952-
dc.contributor.author Fernández-Fernández, José Manuel, 1967-
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-14T07:13:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-14T07:13:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Walsh S, Izquierdo-Serra M, Acosta S, Edo A, Lloret M, Moret R, Bosch E, Oliva B, Bertranpetit J, Fernández-Fernández JM. Adaptive selection drives TRPP3 loss-of-function in an Ethiopian population. Sci Rep. 2020; 10(1):20999. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-78081-z
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/46166
dc.description.abstract TRPP3 (also called PKD2L1) is a nonselective, cation-permeable channel activated by multiple stimuli, including extracellular pH changes. TRPP3 had been considered a candidate for sour sensor in humans, due to its high expression in a subset of tongue receptor cells detecting sour, along with its membership to the TRP channel family known to function as sensory receptors. Here, we describe the functional consequences of two non-synonymous genetic variants (R278Q and R378W) found to be under strong positive selection in an Ethiopian population, the Gumuz. Electrophysiological studies and 3D modelling reveal TRPP3 loss-of-functions produced by both substitutions. R278Q impairs TRPP3 activation after alkalinisation by mislocation of H+ binding residues at the extracellular polycystin mucolipin domain. R378W dramatically reduces channel activity by altering conformation of the voltage sensor domain and hampering channel transition from closed to open state. Sour sensitivity tests in R278Q/R378W carriers argue against both any involvement of TRPP3 in sour detection and the role of such physiological process in the reported evolutionary positive selection past event.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, the State Research Agency (AEI, Agencia Estatal de Investigación) and FEDER Funds (Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional): Grants BFU2016-77961-P to J.B. and E.B., RTI2018-094809-B-I00 to J.M.F.F., PID2019-110933GB-I00/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 to E.B. and J.B., and CEX2018-000792-M through the “María de Maeztu” Programme for Units of Excellence in R&D to “Departament de Ciències Experimentals i de la Salut”. With the support of Secretaria d’Universitats i Recerca del Departament d’Economia i Coneixement de la Generalitat de Catalunya (GRC 2017 SGR 702). S.W. has had a F.P.I. grant (BES-2014-068994) and M.I.-S. a “Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación” Fellowship funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Nature Research
dc.relation.ispartof Sci Rep. 2020; 10(1):20999
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dc.title Adaptive selection drives TRPP3 loss-of-function in an Ethiopian population
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78081-z
dc.subject.keyword Biophysics
dc.subject.keyword Evolution
dc.subject.keyword Genetics
dc.subject.keyword Molecular biology
dc.subject.keyword Physiology
dc.subject.keyword Structural biology
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