Scientific publications

Effect of cyclic nucleotides on calcium dependent K+ channels, in human erythrocytes

Esparza N., Díez J.
Servicio de Nefrología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, España

Magazine: Revista Española de Fisiología

Date: Mar 1, 1988

Cardiology

K+ efflux has been analyzed in human erythrocytes incubated in a K+ free medium containing ouabain, bumetanide, CaCl2, and the Ca2+ ionophore A23187. In these conditions, a K+ efflux, which is exponentially dependent on the concentration of A23187 present in the medium, has been observed.

This flux is almost completely abolished by either quinine or EGTA, so that, the above K+ efflux has been considered Ca2+ dependent. The effects of cAMP, and cGMP, have been tested on this flux. Ca2+ dependent K+ efflux decreases in presence of millimolar concentrations of cAMP in the medium. The addition of methyl-isobutyl-xanthine to the incubation medium containing cAMP enhances the inhibitory effect of this compound. cGMP also inhibits the Ca2+ dependent K+ efflux.

Our results suggest that cyclic nucleotides may modulate the activation of Ca2+ dependent K+ channels in human erythrocytes.

CITATION  Rev Esp Fisiol. 1988 Mar;44(1):57-62

you mayBE INTERESTED

WHAT TECHNOLOGY
DO WE USE?

The Clínica is the greater private hospital with technological equipment of Spain, all in a single center.

Imagen de un PET, tecnología de vanguardia en la Clínica Universidad de Navarra

OUR
PROFESSIONALS

The professionals of the Clínica perform continuous research and training, always to the benefit of the patient.

Imagen profesionales de la Clínica Universidad de Navarra

WHY CHOOSE
THE CLINICA?

Learn why we are different from other healthcare centers. Quality, speed, comfort and results.

Imagen del edificio de la Clínica Universidad de Navarra