PubMed 18359479

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Automatically associated channels: ClvC3 , ClvC4

Title: Suppression of ClC-3 channel expression reduces migration of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells.

Authors: Jianwen Mao, Lixin Chen, Bin Xu, Lijing Wang, Hongzhi Li, Jiao Guo, Weidong Li, Sihuai Nie, Tim J C Jacob, Liwei Wang

Journal, date & volume: Biochem. Pharmacol., 2008 May 1 , 75, 1706-16

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Recent studies suggest that chloride (Cl-) channels regulate tumor cell migration. In this report, we have used antisense oligonucleotides specific for ClC-3, the most likely molecular candidate for the volume-activated Cl- channel, to investigate the role of ClC-3 in the migration of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells (CNE-2Z) in vitro. We found that suppression of ClC-3 expression inhibited the migration of CNE-2Z cells in a concentration-dependent manner. Whole-cell patch-clamp recordings and image analysis further demonstrated that ClC-3 suppression inhibited the volume-activated Cl- current (I(Cl,vol)) and regulatory volume decrease (RVD) of CNE-2Z cells. The expression of ClC-3 positively correlated with cell migration, I(Cl,vol) and RVD. These results strongly suggest that ClC-3 is a component or regulator of the volume-activated Cl- channel. ClC-3 may regulate CNE-2Z cell migration by modulating cell volume. ClC-3 may be a new target for cancer therapies.