An outwardly rectifying chloride channel in BeWo choriocarcinoma cell line

Autores
Marino, Gabriela Inés; Assef, Yanina Andrea; Kotsias, Basilio Aristides
Año de publicación
2010
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inglés
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artículo
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In this study, an outwardly rectifying chloride channel was characterized in the trophoblastic cell line BeWo, a human hormone-synthesizing cell which displays many biochemical and morphological properties similar to those reported for the human cytotrophoblast. Ion channel activity was recorded in the cell attached and inside-out configurations with standard patch-clamp technology. In most of the BeWo cells studied, the channel under symmetrical N-methyl-d-glucamine (NMDG-Cl) concentration (Na+ free solution) in both sides of the membrane exhibited spontaneous activity, an outwardly rectifying current/voltage relationship and single-channel conductances of 15 pS and 48 pS for inwards and outwards currents, respectively. The channel has a low permeability for gluconate with a relative permeability Pgluconate/PCl of 0.23, and a higher permeability to I−. The open probability (Po) of the channel exhibited dependence with the applied membrane potential with greater activity at positive pulses. The channel activity was inhibited by the sulphonylurea hypoglycemic agent glibenclamide (50 μM) or by diphenylamine-2-carboxylate (DPC, 500 μM) added to the cytoplasmic side of the patch whereas conductances remained unchanged. The blockade with glibenclamide and DPC was independent of the applied membrane potential. All these results are characteristic of the outwardly rectifying Cl channel (ORCC) found in other types of cells. Neither Po, conductances nor reversal potential (Er) values were affected by the absence of intracellular Ca2+, suggesting that the channel is not sensitive to Ca2+.
Fil: Marino, Gabriela Inés. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Medicina. Instituto de Investigaciones Médicas; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas. Oficina de Coordinacion Administrativa Houssay. Instituto de Investigaciones Medicas; Argentina
Fil: Assef, Yanina Andrea. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Medicina. Instituto de Investigaciones Médicas; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas. Oficina de Coordinacion Administrativa Houssay. Instituto de Investigaciones Medicas; Argentina
Fil: Kotsias, Basilio Aristides. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Medicina. Instituto de Investigaciones Médicas; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas. Oficina de Coordinacion Administrativa Houssay. Instituto de Investigaciones Medicas; Argentina
Materia
ORCC
BeWo CELLS
TROPHOBLASTIC CELLS
ION CHANNELS
PATCH CLAMP
GLIBENCLAMIDE
DPC
Otras Ciencias Naturales y Exactas
Otras Ciencias Naturales y Exactas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ar/
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CONICET Digital (CONICET)
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Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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