PubMed 26141616

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Automatically associated channels: HCN1 , HCN2 , HCN3 , HCN4

Title: Distinct expression patterns of HCN channels in HL-1 cardiomyocytes.

Authors: Anne Günther, Arnd Baumann

Journal, date & volume: BMC Cell Biol., 2015 , 16, 18

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Cardiac rhythmic activity is initiated in functionally specialized areas of the heart. Hyperpolarization-activated and cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels are fundamental for these processes of cardiac physiology.Here we investigated transcript and protein expression patterns of HCN channels in HL-1 cardiomyocytes using a combination of quantitative PCR analysis and immunocytochemistry. Gene expression profiles of hcn1, hcn2 and hcn4 were acutely affected during HL-1 cell propagation. In addition, distinct expression patterns were uncovered for HCN1, HCN2 and HCN4 proteins.Our results suggest that HCN channel isoforms might be involved in the concerted differentiation of HL-1 cells and may indirectly affect the occurrence of contractile HL-1 cell activity. We expect that these findings will promote studies on other molecular markers that contribute to cardiac physiology.