PubMed 20945353

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Automatically associated channels: ClvC3 , ClvC4

Title: Lack of association between stretch-activated and volume-activated Cl⁻ currents in hepatocellular carcinoma cells.

Authors: Jianwen Mao, Bin Xu, Hongzhi Li, Lixin Chen, Xiaobao Jin, Jiayong Zhu, Weizhang Wang, Linyan Zhu, Wanhong Zuo, Weiqiang Chen, Liwei Wang

Journal, date & volume: J. Cell. Physiol., 2011 May , 226, 1176-85

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Stretch-activated chloride currents (I(Cl,SA) ) have been considered to be a component of volume-activated chloride currents (I(Cl,vol) ) for some time. This is due to a similarity in biophysical and pharmacological properties that involve a membrane curvature-induced mechanism and rearrangement of the cytoskeleton induced by cell swelling or membrane stretch. In the present study, we demonstrated that current density, along with the time taken from the activation of currents to the peak, were significantly different between the two currents, in highly metastatic human hepatocellular carcinoma cells. In addition, the activation of I(Cl,vol) or I(Cl,SA), induced maximally by hypotonic solutions or membrane stretch, respectively, did not affect the following activation of the other one. Moreover, neither inhibition of I(Cl,vol) by sh-ClC-3 transfection, nor functional blocking of I(Cl,vol) by intracellular dialysis of anti-ClC-3 antibody had an effect on the activation and properties of I(Cl,SA). Collectively, our results suggest that I(Cl,SA) is different from I(Cl,vol) in activation mechanism and/or in molecular entity responsible for formation of the currents. ClC-3 is involved in the activation of I(Cl,vol), but not of I(Cl,SA).