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PubMed 11779036


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Automatically associated channels: Kv1.3



Title: WIN 17317-3 blocks Ca2+-activated K+ channels and enhances motility of guinea-pig detrusor muscle.

Authors: R Vianna-Jorge, C F Oliveira, C G Ponte, G Suarez-Kurtz

Journal, date & volume: Eur. J. Pharmacol., 2001 Sep 28 , 428, 45-9

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11779036


Abstract
Patch-clamp experiments in both clonal GH3 cells and guinea-pig bladder myocytes reveal that 1-benzyl-7-chloro-4-(n-pentylimino)-1,4-dihydroquinoline hydrochloride (WIN 17317-3), a potent blocker of Kv1.3 channels and potential immunomodulator, reduces, in a reversible manner and at low micromolar concentrations, K+ currents through Ca2+-activated high conductance K+ channels (BK channels). Blockade of BK channels is thought to account for the stimulatory effect of WIN 17317-3 on the contractility of guinea-pig bladder. This effect is not modified by tetrodotoxin (1 microM), but is abolished by nifedipine (0.1 microM). In conclusion. WIN 17317-3 lacks selectivity for the Kv1.3 channels, its postulated target for immunosuppression.