Type

Journal Article

Authors

Mark A Hollywood
Noel G McHale
Keith D. Thornbury
K. D. McCloskey
H. M. Toland

Subjects

Pharmacology

Topics
action potentials type 2 smooth muscle cells evoked potentials sheep science current carboxylic acid

Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) current in sheep lymphatic smooth muscle. (2000)

Abstract Freshly dispersed sheep mesenteric lymphatic smooth muscle cells were studied at 37 degrees C using the perforated patch-clamp technique with Cs(+)- and K(+)-filled pipettes. Depolarizing steps evoked currents that consisted of L-type Ca(2+) [I(Ca(L))] current and a slowly developing current. The slow current reversed at 1 +/- 1.5 mV with symmetrical Cl(-) concentrations compared with 23.2 +/- 1.2 mV (n = 5) and -34.3 +/- 3.5 mV (n = 4) when external Cl(-) was substituted with either glutamate (86 mM) or I(-) (125 mM). Nifedipine (1 microM) blocked and BAY K 8644 enhanced I(Ca(L)), the slow-developing sustained current, and the tail current. The Cl(-) channel blocker anthracene-9-carboxylic acid (9-AC) reduced only the slowly developing inward and tail currents. Application of caffeine (10 mM) to voltage-clamped cells evoked currents that reversed close to the Cl(-) equilibrium potential and were sensitive to 9-AC. Small spontaneous transient depolarizations and larger action potentials were observed in current clamp, and these were blocked by 9-AC. Evoked action potentials were triphasic and had a prominent plateau phase that was selectively blocked by 9-AC. Similarly, fluid output was reduced by 9-AC in doubly cannulated segments of spontaneously pumping sheep lymphatics, suggesting that the Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) current plays an important role in the electrical activity underlying spontaneous activity in this tissue.
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Mark A Hollywood, Noel G McHale, Keith D. Thornbury, K. D. McCloskey, H. M. Toland

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Mark A Hollywood
Dundalk IT
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Noel G McHale
Dundalk IT
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Keith D. Thornbury
Dundalk IT
Total Publications: 27