PubMed 22130236

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Automatically associated channels: KCNQ1 , Kir2.3 , Kv11.1 , Kv7.1

Title: Hirsutenone directly blocks human ether-a-go-go related gene K+ channels.

Authors: Jihyun Yun, Hyemi Bae, Sun Eun Choi, Jung-Ha Kim, Young Wook Choi, Inja Lim, Chung Soo Lee, Min Won Lee, Jae-Hong Ko, Seong Jun Seo, Hyoweon Bang

Journal, date & volume: Biol. Pharm. Bull., 2011 , 34, 1815-22

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The aim of the present study was to investigate whether hirsutenone affects the human ether-a-go-go related gene (hERG) K(+) channels. Many drugs promote formation of the acquired form of long QT syndrome (LQTS) by blocking the hERG K(+) channels. Hirsutenone, a new candidate for the treatment inflammatory skin lesions, induced a concentration-dependent decrease in hERG K(+) current amplitudes. Hirsutenone significantly decreased the time constants at the onset of inactivation. However, the reductions in the time constants of steady-state inactivation and the recovery from inactivation after hirsutenone treatment were not significant. In addition, the drug had no effect on the voltage-dependent activation curve or the steady-state inactivation curve. In summary, hirsutenone potentially acts as a blocker of hERG K(+) channels functioning by modifying the channel inactivation kinetics.