PubMed 14757222

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Automatically associated channels: SK2

Title: Co-expression of mCysLT1 receptors and IK channels in Xenopus laevis oocytes elicits LTD4-stimulated IK current, independent of an increase in [Ca2+]i.

Authors: Tune Wulff, Charlotte Hougaard, Dan A Klaerke, Else K Hoffmann

Journal, date & volume: Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 2004 Jan 28 , 1660, 75-9

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Addition of LTD4 (10 nM) to Xenopus laevis oocytes expressing the mCysLT1 receptor together with hBK or hIK channels resulted in the activation of both channels secondary to an LTD4-induced increase in [Ca2+]i. In addition, the hIK channel is activated by low concentrations of LTD4 (<0.1 nM), which did not result in any increase in [Ca2+]i. Even though activation of hIK by low concentrations of LTD4 was independent of an increase in [Ca2+]i, a certain "permissive" level of [Ca2+]i was required for its activation, since buffering of intracellular Ca2+ by EGTA completely abolished the response to LTD4. Neither hTBAK1 nor hTASK2 was activated following stimulations with LTD4 (0.1 and 100 nM).