PubMed 20624691

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Automatically associated channels: ClCa1 , ClvC3 , ClvC4

Title: Quantitative expression analyses of candidates for alternative anion conductance in cystic fibrosis mouse models.

Authors: Josephine Braun, Lars Mundhenk, Friederike Range, Achim D Gruber

Journal, date & volume: J. Cyst. Fibros., 2010 Sep , 9, 351-64

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Diversity of cystic fibrosis (CF) phenotype in patients with the same CFTR-mutation raised the hypothesis that other factors modulate the phenotype including "alternative" calcium-activated anion currents (CaCC). This study compares the mRNA expression levels of candidate CaCC mediators in CF mouse models with wild type controls.mBEST1, mBEST2, mCLC-3B, mCLC-4, mTTYH3, mTMEM16A, mTMEM16F, mTMEM16K, mCLCA1 to -6 and SLC26A9 mRNA were quantified in CF-relevant tissues in cftr(tm1Cam) and cftr(TgH(neoim)Hgu) mice and controls using real-time RT-qPCR.No consistent differences were observed except for mTTYH3 which was significantly down-regulated throughout the intestinal tract of cftr(tm1Cam) mice.Down-regulation of mTTYH3 may point towards its involvement in the complex CF pathology. However, the markedly reduced expression argues against a direct compensatory action as an alternative anion conductance. If any of the other candidates plays a role as modulator, factors other than transcriptional regulation and mRNA stability may be involved.