Title: Properties of the bursting Na channel in the presence of DPI 201-106 in guinea-pig ventricular myocytes
Authors: Nilius, Bernd ×
Vereecke, Johan
Carmeliet, Edward #
Issue Date: Jun-1989
Series Title: Pflügers Archiv : European journal of physiology. vol:413 issue:3 pages:234-41
Abstract: Single Na channel currents were measured in cell-attached patches of guinea-pig ventricular myocytes in the presence of the S-enantiomer of DPI 201-106. DPI changes the kinetic pattern of channel activity from short living openings at the beginning of a depolarizing pulse (voltage-independent mean open time about 0.4 ms between -60 and -20 mV), into longlasting burst of openings. The single channel current-voltage relation can be approximated by a straight line with a single channel conductance of 15 pS, which is the same as in the absence of DPI, and a reversal potential near the estimated Na equilibrium potential (+74 mV). The ensemble averaged Na current shows a fast peak of inward current, which partially decays within less than 10 ms, but which shows a large component which decays very slowly with a time constant of the order of 1 s (1.31 +/- 0.6 s at -30 mV, 19 measurements in 12 cell-attached patches). The slowly decaying component activates with a half-maximum potential at -55.4 +/- 2.3 mV and a slope parameter s of 4.9 +/- 1.9 mV. The half-maximum potential of the steady-state inactivation is -115.6 +/- 1.8 mV, and the slope parameter is 9.1 +/- 1.5 mV. The open time distribution can be fitted by a single exponential only at potentials negative to -40 mV. The time constant is 1.3 +/- 0.14 ms at -50 mV (7 patches).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
ISSN: 0031-6768
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Physiology Section (-)
Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Signaling
Laboratory of Ion Channel Research
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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