K+ currents activated by leukotriene D-4 or osmotic swelling in Ehrlich ascites tumour cells

Hougaard, C; Niemeyer, MI; Hoffmann, EK; Sepulveda, FV


K+ and Cl- currents activated by hypoosmotic cell swelling (I-K,I-vol and I-Cl,I-vol) or after addition of leukotriene D-4 (LTD4) to cells in isotonic medium were studied in Ehrlich ascites tumour cells. I-K,I-vol and I-Cl,I-vol were not affected by strong buffering of intracellular Ca2+ or by additional removal of extracellular Ca2+. In isotonic media, 5 nmol/l LTD4 activated large K+ but not Cl- cur rents. The LTD4-activated I-K was, as has been shown previously for I-K,I-vol, insensitive to charybdotoxin (ChTX) but was blocked by the antiarrhythmic drug clofilium. The current/voltage (I/V) relation for the LTD4-activated I-K was, as recently demonstrated for I-K,I-vol, well fitted by the Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz current equation between -130 mV and 30 mV in both physiological and K+-rich extracellular solutions. LTD4 had no additional effect on the magnitude of I-K in Ehrlich cells already activated by the hypoosmotic stimulus. Nevertheless, the onset time for I-K after hypoosmotic cell swelling was significantly less in the presence of LTD4. The similar I/V relation, pharmacological sensitivity and lack of additivity suggest that hypoosmotic swelling and addition of LTD4 activate the same K+ channels in Ehrlich cells. The influence of [Ca2+](i) appears, however, to differ between I-K,I-vol and the I-K activated by LTD4 in that the latter was reduced significantly by strong buffering of [Ca2+](i). This might reflect the involvement of some additional factor in the hypoosmotic activation of K+ channels besides the stimulation mediated by LTD4.

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Título según WOS: K+ currents activated by leukotriene D-4 or osmotic swelling in Ehrlich ascites tumour cells
Volumen: 440
Número: 2
Editorial: Springer-Verlag
Fecha de publicación: 2000
Página de inicio: 283
Página final: 294
Idioma: English
URL: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s004240000273


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