PubMed 15578212

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Automatically associated channels: KChip2a , Kv4.1

Title: Regulation of cardiac shal-related potassium channel Kv 4.3 by serum- and glucocorticoid-inducible kinase isoforms in Xenopus oocytes.

Authors: Ravshan Baltaev, Nathalie Strutz-Seebohm, Ganna Korniychuk, Svetlana Myssina, Florian Lang, Guiscard Seebohm

Journal, date & volume: Pflugers Arch., 2005 Apr , 450, 26-33

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The human cardiac transient outward potassium current I(to) is formed by co-assembly of voltage-dependent K(+) channel (Kv 4.3) pore-forming alpha-subunits with differently spliced K channel interacting protein (KChIP) accessory proteins. I(to) is of considerable importance for the normal course of the cardiac ventricular action potential. The present study was performed to determine whether isoforms of the serum- and glucocorticoid-inducible kinase (SGK) family influence Kv 4.3/KChIP2b channel activity in the Xenopus laevis heterologous expression system. Co-expression of SGK1, but not of SGK2 or SGK3, increased Kv 4.3/KChIP2b channel currents. The up-regulation of the current was not due to changes in the activation curve or changes of channel inactivation. The currents in oocytes expressing Kv 4.3 alone were smaller than those in Kv 4.3/KChIP2b expressing oocytes, but were still stimulated by SGK1. The effect of wild-type SGK1 was mimicked by constitutively active SGK1 (SGK1 S422D) but not by an inactive mutant (SGK1 K127N). The current amplitude increase mediated by SGK1 was not dependent on NEDD4.2 or RAB5, nor did it reflect increased cell surface expression. In conclusion, SGK1 stimulates Kv 4.3 potassium channels expressed in Xenopus oocytes by a novel mechanism distinct from the known NEDD4.2-dependent pathway.