Store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) is mediated by the store-operated Ca2+ channel (SOC) that opens upon depletion of internal Ca2+ stores following activation of G protein-coupled receptors or receptor tyrosine kinases. Over the past two decades, the physiological and pathological relevance of SOCE has been extensively studied. Recently, accumulating evidence suggests associations of altered SOCE with diabetic complications. This review focuses on the implication of SOCE as it pertains to various complications resulting from diabetes. We summarize recent findings by us and others on the involvement of abnormal SOCE in the development of diabetic complications, such as diabetic nephropathy and diabetic vasculopathy. The underlying mechanisms that mediate the diabetes-associated alterations of SOCE are also discussed. The SOCE pathway may be considered as a potential therapeutic target for diabetes-associated diseases.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Experimental Biology and Medicine|
|State||Published - 1 Feb 2016|
- Store-operated Ca channel
- diabetic complications
- store-operated Ca entry