PubMed 21638203

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Automatically associated channels: KCNQ1 , Kv1.3 , Kv7.1 , Nav1.7 , SK2 , TRP , TRPC , TRPC4 , TRPC6 , TRPM , TRPM2 , TRPM7 , TRPV , TRPV2

Title: Identification and functional characterization of ion channels in CD34(+) hematopoietic stem cells from human peripheral blood.

Authors: Kyoung Sun Park, Bo Pang, Su Jung Park, Yun-Gyoo Lee, Ji-Yeon Bae, Seonyang Park, Inho Kim, Sung Joon Kim

Journal, date & volume: , 2011 Jun 1 , ,

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Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are used therapeutically for hematological diseases and may also serve as a source for nonhematopoietic tissue engineering in the future. In other cell types, ion channels have been investigated as potential targets for the regulation of proliferation and differentiation. However, the ion channels of HSCs remain elusive. Here, we functionally characterized the ion channels of CD34(+) cells from human peripheral blood. Using fluorescence-activated cell sorting, we confirmed that the CD34(+) cells also express CD45 and CD133. In the CD34(+)/CD45(+)/CD133(high) HSCs, RT-PCR of 58 ion channel mRNAs revealed the coexpression of Kv1.3, Kv7.1, Nav1.7, TASK2, TALK2, TWIK2, TRPC4, TRPC6, TRPM2, TRPM7, and TRPV2. Whole-cell patch clamp recordings identified voltage-gated K(+) currents (putatively Kv1.3), pH-sensitive TASK2-like back-ground K(+) currents, ADP-ribose-activated TRPM2 currents, temperature-sensitive TRPV2-like currents, and diacylglycerol-analogue-activated TRPC6-like currents. Our results lend new insight into the physiological role of ion channels in HSCs, the specific implications of which require further investigation.