TTX-sensitive Na+ and nifedipine-sensitive Ca2+ channels in rat vas deferens smooth muscle cells

TTX-sensitive Na+ and nifedipine-sensitive Ca2+ channels in rat vas deferens smooth muscle cells

Autor Belevych, A. E. Google Scholar
Zima, A. V. Google Scholar
Vladimirova, I. A. Google Scholar
Hirata, Hanako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Jurkiewicz, Aron Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Jurkiewicz, Neide Hyppolito Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Shuba, M. F. Google Scholar
Instituição Natl Acad Sci Ukraine
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo The inward currents in single smooth muscle cells (SMC) isolated from epididymal part of rat vas deferens have been studied using whole-cell patch-clamp method. Depolarising steps from holding potential -90 mV evoked inward current with fast and slow components. the component with slow activation possessed voltage-dependent and pharmacological properties characteristic for Ca2+ current carried through L-type calcium channels (I-Ca). the fast component of inward current was activated at around -40 mV, reached its peak at 0 mV, and disappeared upon removal of Na ions from bath solution. This current was blocked in dose-dependent manner by tetrodotoxin (TTX) with an apparent dissociation constant of 6.7 nM. On the basis of voltage-dependent characteristics, TTX sensitivity of fast component of inward current and its disappearance in Na-free solution it is suggested that this current is TTX-sensitive depolarisation activated sodium current (I-Na) Cell dialysis with a pipette solution containing no macroergic compounds resulted in significant inhibition of I-Ca (depression of peak I-Ca by about 81% was observed by 13 min of dialysis), while I-Na remained unaffected during 50 min of dialysis. These data draw first evidence for the existence of TTX-sensitive Na+ current in single SMC isolated from rat vas deferens. These Na+ channels do not appear to be regulated by a phosphorylation process under resting conditions. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Assunto TTX-sensitive Na+ channel
L-type Ca2+ channel
vas deferens
smooth muscle
Idioma Inglês
Data 1999-07-15
Publicado em Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-biomembranes. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 1419, n. 2, p. 343-352, 1999.
ISSN 0005-2736 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Elsevier B.V.
Extensão 343-352
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000081619400022

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