Anion channels in human mesothelial and mesothelioma cell lines were characterized by patch-clamp and biomolecular approaches. We found an outwardly rectifying anionic current which was inactivated at positive voltages and inhibited by extracellular adenosine 5P-triphosphate (ATP). Mesothelial and mesothelioma cells behaved differently concerning current inactivation properties. Inactivation is more pronounced and has a steeper onset in mesothelial cells. Different reversal potentials, in asymmetrical Cl- solutions, that could be attributed to a different selectivity of the channel, have been observed in the two cell lines. Mesothelioma cell single-channel analysis indicates that the number of the same active anion channel (3-4 pS)increased under hypoosmotic conditions. Immunocytochemistry experiments showed the presence of ICln protein in the cytosol and in the plasma membrane. Western blot analysis revealed an increase of ICln in the membrane under hypotonic conditions, an event possibly related to the activation of Cl- channels.
|Titolo:||Volume-regulated Cl- channels in human pleural mesothelioma cells|
|Parole Chiave:||Adenosine 5′-triphosphate inhibition; Cl- channel; ICln; Immunocytochemistry; Pleural mesothelium; Regulatory volume decrease|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/09 - Fisiologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0014-5793(04)00020-1|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|