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Title: The conductance of single cardiac sodium channels from guinea pig depends on the intracellular sodium concentration
Authors: Albitz, R ×
Droogmans, Guillaume
Nilius, Bernd #
Issue Date: Nov-1991
Series Title: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta vol:1068 issue:2 pages:254-6
Abstract: Currents through DPI 201-106 modified single sodium channels have been measured in cell-free inside-out patches from guinea-pig ventricular myocytes. Single-channel conductance and reversal potential of the sodium channel have been calculated at different intracellular sodium concentrations [( Na+]i) from microscopic I-V curves, which were obtained by application of linear voltage ramps. The relation between the reversal potential and [Na+]i could be fitted with a modified Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz equation with a relative permeability for K+ over Na+ ions of 0.054. The zero-current conductance of the Na channel as a function of [Na+]i shows a plateau value at low Na concentrations, and increases in a sigmoidal manner at higher concentrations. It is concluded that the Na channel can carry outward currents and that its conductance depends on [Na+]i.
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ISSN: 0006-3002
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Physiology Section (-)
Laboratory of Ion Channel Research
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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