PubMed 11457712

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Automatically associated channels: Kir1.1

Title: Effect of dietary K intake on apical small-conductance K channel in CCD: role of protein tyrosine kinase.

Authors: Y Wei, P Bloom, D Lin, R Gu, W H Wang

Journal, date & volume: Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol., 2001 Aug , 281, F206-12

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We have used Western blot to examine the expression of cSrc protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) and protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTP)-1D in the renal cortex, and the patch-clamp technique to determine the role of PTK in mediating the effect of dietary K intake on the small-conductance K (SK) channel in the cortical collecting duct (CCD). When rats were on a K-deficient (KD) diet for 1, 3, 5, and 7 days, the expression of cSrc increased by 40, 90, 140, and 135%, respectively. In contrast, the expression of cSrc in the renal cortex from rats on a high-K (HK) diet for 1, 2, and 3 days decreased by 40, 60, and 75%, respectively. However, the protein level of PTP-1D was not significantly changed by dietary K intake. The addition of 1 microM herbimycin A increased NP(o), a product of channel number (N) and open probability (P(o)) in the CCD from rats on a normal diet or on a KD diet. The increase in NP(o) was 0.30 (normal), 0.45 (1-day KD), 0.65 (3-day KD), 1.55 (5-day KD), and 1.85 (7-day KD), respectively. Treatment of the CCD with herbimycin A from rats on a KD diet increased NP(o) per patch from the control value (0.7) to 1.4 (1-day KD), 1.6 (3-day KD), 2.6 (5-day KD), and 3.5 (7-day KD), respectively. In contrast, HK intake for as short as 1 day abolished the effect of herbimycin A. Furthermore, the expression of ROMK channels in the renal cortex was the same between rats on a KD diet or on a HK diet. Moreover, treatment with herbimycin A did not further increase NP(o) in the CCDs from rats on a HK diet. We conclude that dietary K intake plays a key role in regulating the activity of the SK channels and that PTK is involved in mediating the effect of the K intake on channel activity in the CCD.