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PubMed 10225418


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Automatically associated channels: ClvC1 , ClvC4



Title: Aging-associated down-regulation of ClC-1 expression in skeletal muscle: phenotypic-independent relation to the decrease of chloride conductance.

Authors: S Pierno, A De Luca, C L Beck, A L George, D Conte Camerino

Journal, date & volume: FEBS Lett., 1999 Apr 16 , 449, 12-6

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10225418


Abstract
In order to clarify the mechanism underlying the reduction of resting membrane chloride conductance (gCl) during aging, the levels of mRNA encoding the principal skeletal muscle chloride channel, ClC-1, were measured. Total RNA samples isolated from tibialis anterior muscles of aged (24-29 months old) and adult (3-4 months old) rats were examined for ClC-1 expression using Northern blot analysis, and macroscopic gCl was recorded from extensor digitorum longus muscle fibers from each adult and aged rat in vitro using a two intracellular microelectrode technique. Although interindividual variability was observed, aged rats exhibited a parallel reduction of both gCl and ClC-1 mRNA expression as compared to adult rats. A linear correlation exists between individual values of ClC-1 mRNA and gCl. These results provide evidence that ClC-1 is the main determinant of sarcolemmal gCl and demonstrate that the decrease of gCl observed during aging is associated with a down-regulation of ClC-1 expression in muscle.