PubMed 20560834

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Automatically associated channels: BK , Slo1

Title: Biphasic effects of H(2)O(2) on BK(Ca) channels.

Authors: Bo Liu, Xiaohui Sun, Yanhong Zhu, Lu Gan, Huibi Xu, Xiangliang Yang

Journal, date & volume: Free Radic. Res., 2010 Sep , 44, 1004-12

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The inhibitory or activating effect of H(2)O(2) on large conductance calcium and voltage-dependent potassium (BK(Ca)) channels has been reported. However, the mechanism by which this occurs is unclear. In this paper, BK(Ca) channels encoded by mouse Slo were expressed in HEK 293 cells and BK(Ca) channel activity was measured by electrophysiology. The results showed that H(2)O(2) inhibited BK(Ca) channel activity in inside-out patches but enhanced BK(Ca) channel activity in cell-attached patches. The inhibition by H(2)O(2) in inside-out patches may be due to oxidative modification of cysteine residues in BK(Ca) channels or other membrane proteins that regulate BK(Ca) channel function. PI3K/AKT signaling modulates the H(2)O(2)-induced BK(Ca) channel activation in cell-attached patches. BK(Ca) channels and PI3K signaling pathway were involved in H(2)O(2)-induced vasodilation and H(2)O(2)-induced vasodilation by PI3K pathway was mainly due to modulation of BK(Ca) channel activity.