PubMed 9124511

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Automatically associated channels: ClvC2 , ClvC4

Title: Osmosensitivity of the hyperpolarization-activated chloride current in human intestinal T84 cells.

Authors: J Fritsch, A Edelman

Journal, date & volume: Am. J. Physiol., 1997 Mar , 272, C778-86

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The osmosensitivity of the hyperpolarization-activated chloride current (I(Clhyp)) in T84 cells was studied using the whole cell patch-clamp recording configuration. Hypotonicity is known to activate an outwardly rectifying chloride current (HIORC) distinct from I(Clhyp) in these cells. The differing sensitivities of HIORC and I(Clhyp) toward inhibitors (1,9-dideoxyforskolin blocked HIORC but not I(Clhyp), and Cd2+ inhibited I(Clhyp) but not HIORC) allowed us to investigate the osmoregulation of I(Clhyp). Hypotonicity induced an increase in I(Clhyp) amplitude. Protein phosphatase inhibitors prevented this effect, and hypotonic solutions became slightly inhibitory. Hypertonicity resulted in a transient increase in I(Clhyp) amplitude followed by a large decrease. The complex responses of I(Clhyp) to osmotic changes indicate that these signals affect the same channel via multiple transduction pathways. The responses of I(Clhyp) to hypotonicity have features in common with the responses of ClC-2 channels expressed in Xenopus oocytes (activation) and with hyperpolarization-activated chloride currents in other cell types, such as osteoblasts and mandibular duct cells (inhibition).