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PubMed 23598877


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Automatically associated channels: Kir6.2 , Slo1



Title: [Changes of Na(+) channels in rat hippocampal CA1 neurons in early development after birth].

Authors: Jia-Qi Qiao, Ai-Li Liu, Tiao-Tiao Liu, Xin Tian

Journal, date & volume: Sheng Li Xue Bao, 2013 Apr 25 , 65, 201-9

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23598877


Abstract
The purpose of this research is to investigate the critical period of voltage-gated Na(+) channel development in hippocampal CA1 neurons. Changes of Na(+) currents in acutely isolated hippocampal CA1 neurons of rats at different ages (0-4 weeks after birth) were recorded using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. The results indicated that the maximum current density of Na(+) channels was increasing with age, and the amplitudes in 1, 2, 3 and 4 weeks respectively grew by (42.76 ± 4.91)%, (146.80 ± 7.63)%, (208.79 ± 5.28)% and (253.72 ± 5.74)% (n = 10, P < 0.05) compared with that in 0 week. The current density in CA1 neurons of 1-2 weeks after birth increased more significantly than those of other groups. The activation curve of Na(+) channel shifted to the left. The half-activation voltages (mV) in 0-2 weeks were -39.06 ± 0.65, -43.41 ± 0.52, -48.29 ± 0.45 (n = 10, P < 0.05), respectively, showing significant age-dependent decrease, and there were no significant changes in other groups. The slope factors of activation curve for each group did not change significantly. There were no regular changes in inactivation curve and no significant changes in half-inactivation voltage. The slope factors of inactivation curve in 1-2 weeks were: 5.77 ± 0.56, 4.42 ± 0.43 (n = 10, P < 0.05). The inactivation rate of the second week after birth was faster than that of the first week, and there were no significant changes during 0-1 week and 2-4 weeks. The recovery from inactivation curve of Na(+) channel shifted to the left. The recovery time declined in 1-3 weeks. Changes of action potential properties were consistent with Na(+) current. These results suggest that the period of 1-2 weeks after birth may be the critical development period of voltage-gated Na(+) channel in hippocampal CA1 neurons. During this time, the distribution of Na(+) channel increases significantly; the activation curve of Na(+) channel shifts to the left; inactivation rate increases as well as recovery time shortens.