Earlier reports found that calsenilin is a transcriptional repressor or a subunit of plasma membrane channel, and indicated that calsenilin was present in the nucleus or plasma membrane. Immunohistochemical and subcellular fractionation analysis, however, revealed that calsenilin/DREAM/KChIP3 was distributed throughout the cytoplasm of SK-N-BE2(C), Jurkat, and HeLa cells. In addition, the expression of calsenilin suppressed the ATP-induced increase in intracellular Ca concentrations. By increase in intracellular calcium concentration, calsenilin was translocated into the nucleus.
- Subcellular localization