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Title: Verapamil blocks basolateral K+ channels in the larval frog skin
Authors: Hillyard, S D ×
Van Driessche, Willy #
Issue Date: Jun-1992
Series Title: The American journal of physiology. vol:262 issue:5 Pt 1 pages:C1161-6
Abstract: The short-circuit current (Isc) across isolated skin from larval frogs (Rana catesbeiana) was measured when the tissue was bathed with Na2SO4 Ringer solution on the serosal side and with a Ringer solution containing K+ as the primary cation on the mucosal side. When 150 U/ml nystatin was added to the mucosal solution, the Isc increased from 1.4 +/- 0.1 to 35.4 +/- 4.8 microA/cm2. When verapamil was added to the mucosal and serosal Ringer solutions in concentrations between 2.5 and 80 microM, Isc was inhibited in a stepwise manner. At 80 microM, Isc was reduced by 75.3% to 8.74 +/- 1.14 microA/cm2. Analysis of the inhibition of Isc with the direct linear plot method showed that the blockage of Isc could be described by pseudo-first-order kinetics with a Michaelis constant (Km) of 9.59 +/- 2.20 microM. Fluctuation analysis revealed a Lorentzian component in power spectra obtained from preparations treated with 10-80 microM verapamil. The corner frequency of these Lorentzian components increased in a linear manner over this range of verapamil concentrations. The Km calculated from the ratio of the dissociation and association rate constants (k10/k'01) was 39.5 microM. The single-channel currents (i) calculated from the fluctuation analysis parameters decreased significantly between verapamil concentrations of 10 and 80 microM. It appears that the inhibition of K+ channels in the basolateral membrane of this tissue has at least two components.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
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ISSN: 0002-9513
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine - miscellaneous
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