TRPing the homeostatic alarm - Melanoma cells are selectively vulnerable to TRPML1 deletion.Cell Calcium 2019; 84:102082CC
To thrive in otherwise inhospitable conditions, cancer cells utilize endolysosomes to impose homeostatic control over cellular metabolism and growth. In a recent study, Kasitinon et al. demonstrate a requirement for the endolysosomal channel, TRPML1, in proliferation and survival of melanoma cells. This study adds to a growing list of cancers that exhibit selective vulnerability to the loss of TRPML1.