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PubMed 19961728


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Automatically associated channels: Kv1.3



Title: [Kv1.3 potassium channel expression changes after CD4(+) and subsets CD28(null)/CD28(+)T cells activation in peripheral blood of patients with acute coronary syndrome]

Authors: Da-ying Feng, Cun-Tai Zhang, Ye-xin Ma, Hong-lian Zhou, Ren-de Xu, Xin-wei Yang, Shen Huang, Jin Ma, Xiao-qing Quan

Journal, date & volume: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi, 2009 Jul , 37, 599-604

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19961728


Abstract
To study the Kv1.3 channel expression changes after CD4(+) and subsets CD28(null)/CD28(+)T cells activation in peripheral blood of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).CD4(+)T cell in 27 ACS patients and CD4(+)CD28(null)/CD4(+)CD28(+)T cells in 12 out of these 27 ACS patients were isolated from peripheral blood with magnetic cell sorting. The whole-cell Kv1.3 currents for three T cells were recorded with patch-clamp technique before and 72 hours after activation by purified anti-human CD3 Interferon gamma, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), granzyme B mRNA expression were determined by reverse transcription-PCR before and 72 hours after activation by purified anti-human CD3 in the presence or absence of recombinant Margatoxin (rMgTX, 0.1, 1, 10 nmol/L), a specific Kv1.3 channel blocker.Peak Kv1.3 channel currents of CD4(+), CD4(+)CD28(null), CD4(+)CD28(+)T cells were significantly increased and the mean Kv1.3 channel numbers per cell of these cells were increased by about 90%, 60%, 80% (402 +/- 88 vs. 752 +/- 275, 553 +/- 328 vs. 874 +/- 400, 392 +/- 133 vs. 716 +/- 251, all P < 0.05) after activation compared to baseline values. Baseline CD4(+)CD28(null)T cell numbers were about 40% more than those of CD4(+)CD28(+)T cell (P < 0.05) and were similar after activation (P = 0.102). The mRNA expression of interferon gamma, TNF-alpha and granzyme B were dose-dependently down-regulated by rMgTX.Kv1.3 channels of peripheral CD4(+)T cell and CD28(null)/CD28(+)T cells from ACS patients significantly increased after activation and Kv1.3-specific channel blocker rMgTX could effectively abolish this effect suggesting a potential role of Kv1.3 channel blocker on plaque stabilization in ACS patients.