Title: ATP-dependent activation of atrial muscarinic K+ channels in the absence of agonist and G-nucleotides
Authors: Heidbuchel, Hein ×
Callewaert, Geert
Vereecke, Johan
Carmeliet, Edward #
Issue Date: Jul-1990
Series Title: Pflügers Archiv : European journal of physiology. vol:416 issue:1-2 pages:213-5
Abstract: While opening of cardiac muscarinic K+ channels is mediated by a guanine nucleotide-binding protein, GK, and normally requires both ACh and cytosolic GTP, we demonstrate that in the absence of agonist and G-nucleotides guinea-pig atrial muscarinic K+ channels are activated by cytosolic ATP (K50 = 224 microM). This activation involves a phosphorylating reaction and is most probably related to a transphosphorylation by a nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDPK) from ATP to GK-bound GDP. This ATP-induced response is completely inhibited by nanomolar concentrations of GDP or GTP, suggesting a G-nucleotide specific binding site on NDPK.
ISSN: 0031-6768
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Physiology Section (-)
Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Signaling
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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