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PubMed 22169811


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Automatically associated channels: Cav3.1 , Kv1.3



Title: Kv1.3 channels as a potential target for immunomodulation of CD4+ CD28null T cells in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Authors: Rende Xu, Ming Cao, Xiaofen Wu, Xingfen Wang, Lei Ruan, Xiaoqing Quan, Caixia Lü, Wei He, Cuntai Zhang

Journal, date & volume: Clin. Immunol., 2012 Feb , 142, 209-17

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22169811


Abstract
Modulation of CD4(+)CD28null T cells through K+ channels could provide potential novel targets for the treatment acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, the surface phenotype and K+ channel expression of CD4(+)CD28null T cells in patients with ACS is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the surface phenotype and K+ channel expression of CD4(+)CD28null T cells in patients with ACS. We found that more than 80% of CD4(+)CD28null T cells in patients with ACS showed a CD45RA(-)CD45RO(+)CCR7- surface phenotype. CD4(+)CD28(null) T expressed small numbers of the voltage-gated Kv1.3 and intermediate-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channel KCa3.1 when quiescent, but increased Kv1.3 expression 4-fold with little change in KCa3.1 levels upon activation. Consistent with their channel phenotypes, the production of interferon-γ and perforin in CD4(+)CD28null T cells was suppressed by the specific Kv1.3 blocker 5-(4-phenoxybutoxy)psoralen PAP-1. Therefore, selective targeting of Kv1.3 in CD4(+)CD28null T cells may hold potential therapeutic promise for ACS.