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PubMed 23114200


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Automatically associated channels: Kir6.1



Title: Oleic acid inhibits the K(ATP) channel subunit Kir6.1 and the K(ATP) current in human umbilical artery smooth muscle cells.

Authors: Xiao-Jun Bai, Hong-Yan Tian, Ting-Zhong Wang, Yuan Du, Yu-Tao Xi, Yue Wu, Jie Gao, Ai-Qun Ma

Journal, date & volume: Am. J. Med. Sci., 2013 Sep , 346, 204-10

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23114200


Abstract
The objective of the present study was to determine the effect of various concentrations of oleic acid (OA) on KATP channel expression and the potential relationship to exogenous nitrogen monoxide and protein kinase C levels.Human umbilical artery smooth muscle cells (HUASMCs), between the 7th and 10th passages, were divided into control group, OA group (final OA concentration of 0, 50, 100 or 200 μmol/L), nitric oxide (NO) intervention group, protein kinase C inhibitor group or GF-109203X (GFX) intervention group. Western immunoblotting was used to detect the protein expression of the KATP channel subunit Kir6.1. Also, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis to determine Kir6.1 messenger RNA levels and whole-cell patch clamping to measure KATP currents were performed.The results suggested that OA inhibited Kir6.1 protein and messenger RNA expression in HUASMCs. Under a high concentration of potassium (140 mmol/L), 100 μmol/L OA significantly reduced ATP-sensitive potassium current density, whereas a low extracellular concentration of potassium (5.4 mmol/L) did not influence KATP density. Pretreatment with either exogenous NO or GFX weakened the OA-induced inhibition of KATP in HUASMCs.The study demonstrated that OA inhibited Kir6.1, a KATP channel subunit, in HUASMCs, and indirectly inhibited the KATP current. In addition, the results indicated that NO and/or GFX partially reversed OA inhibition in HUASMCs.