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PubMed 7777206


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Automatically associated channels: Kir2.1 , Kir3.1



Title: Activation of inwardly rectifying potassium channels (GIRK1) by co-expressed rat brain cannabinoid receptors in Xenopus oocytes.

Authors: D J Henry, C Chavkin

Journal, date & volume: Neurosci. Lett., 1995 Feb 17 , 186, 91-4

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7777206


Abstract
The neuronal cannabinoid receptor clone was expressed of saturable [3H]WIN 55,212-2 binding sites. Co-expression of the cannabinoid receptor with cRNA coding for the G-protein-gated inwardly rectifying K+ channel (GIRK1) resulted in oocytes exhibiting large inward K+ currents in response to the cannabinoid agonist WIN 55,212-2. The activation of the potassium current by WIN 55,212-2 was dose-dependent with an EC50 of 630 nM. These results suggest that activation of inwardly rectifying K+ channels may be an additional effector mechanism for brain cannabinoid receptors.