Reconstitution and characterization of a calcium-activated channel from heart

Joseph A Hill, R. Coronado, H. C. Strauss

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Abstract

This paper is the first description of a calcium-activated nonspecific cation channel in adult ventricular muscle. We report gating kinetics and ionic selectivity data from experiments performed at the single channel level. Calcium activation is described by a gating model wherein two ions are involved in the reaction. Channel gating exhibited marked voltage dependence. Ionic selectivity experiments indicated that the channel is cation-selective but unable to discriminate between Na + and K +. We discuss evidence that this channel mediates transient inward current in ventricular tissue; thus, the channel may be involved in afterdepolarization-induced cardiac arrhythmias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-415
Number of pages5
JournalCirculation Research
Volume62
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988

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Calcium Channels
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Reconstitution and characterization of a calcium-activated channel from heart. / Hill, Joseph A; Coronado, R.; Strauss, H. C.

In: Circulation Research, Vol. 62, No. 2, 1988, p. 411-415.

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Hill, Joseph A ; Coronado, R. ; Strauss, H. C. / Reconstitution and characterization of a calcium-activated channel from heart. In: Circulation Research. 1988 ; Vol. 62, No. 2. pp. 411-415.
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