PubMed 15512848

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Automatically associated channels: Nav1.4

Title: Inactivation-deficient human skeletal muscle Na+ channels (hNav1.4-L443C/A444W) in stably transfected HEK-293 cells.

Authors: S-Y Wang, E Moczydlowski, G Wang

Journal, date & volume: Recept. Channels, 2004 , 10, 131-8

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After transient transfection of an hNav1.4-L443C/A444W mutant clone, HEK-293 cells exhibited large inactivation-deficient Na+currents. We subsequently established a stable cell line expressing robust inactivation-deficient Na+currents. Persistent late Na+currents were far more sensitive to block by class 1 anti-arrhythmic flecainide, mexiletine, propafenone, and amiodarone at 10 microM than peak Na+currents. Such results support a hypothesis that persistent late Na+currents are in vivo targets for class 1 anti-arrhythmic drugs at their therapeutic plasma concentrations. Stably transfected HEK-293 cells expressing robust inactivation-deficient Na+currents will likely be suitable for screening novel drugs that target persistent late Na+currents selectively.