PubMed 26513481

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPV , TRPV1

Title: Measurement of Ensemble TRPV1 Ion Channel Currents Using Droplet Bilayers.

Authors: Viksita Vijayvergiya, Shiv Acharya, Sidney P Wilson, Jacob J Schmidt

Journal, date & volume: PLoS ONE, 2015 , 10, e0141366

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Electrophysiological characterization of ion channels is useful for elucidation of channel function as well as quantitative assessment of pharmaceutical effects on ion channel conductance. We used droplet bilayers to measure ensemble ion channel currents from membrane preparations made from TRPV1-expressing HEK cells. Conductance measurements showed rectification, activation by acid and capsaicin, and inhibition by capsazepine, SB 452533, and JNJ 17293212. We also quantitatively measured concentration-dependent inhibition of channel conductance through determination of capsazepine IC50 in agreement with previously published studies using patch clamp. These results, combined with the reduced apparatus and material requirements of droplet bilayers, indicate that this platform could be used for study of other physiologically relevant ion channels.