S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Dept. of Physiology (생리학교실) Journal Papers (저널논문_생리학교실)
Involvement of mitochondrial Na+-Ca2+ exchange in intestinal pacemaking activity
- Kim, Byung Joo; Jun, Jae Yeol; So, Insuk; Kim, Ki Whan
- Issue Date
- WJG Press
- World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Feb 7;12(5):796-9.
- Animals; Biological Clocks/drug effects/*physiology; Clonazepam/analogs & derivatives/pharmacology; Female; Intestine, Small/cytology/drug effects/*metabolism; Male; Mice; Mice, Inbred BALB C; Mitochondria/drug effects/metabolism; Nickel/pharmacology; Patch-Clamp Techniques; Sodium-Calcium Exchanger/antagonists & inhibitors/*metabolism; Thiazepines/pharmacology
- AIM: Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) are the pacemaker cells that generate slow waves in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. We have aimed to investigate the involvement of mitochondrial Na+-Ca2+ exchange in intestinal pacemaking activity in cultured interstitial cells of Cajal. METHODS: Enzymatic digestions were used to dissociate ICCs from the small intestine of a mouse. The whole-cell patch-clamp configuration was used to record membrane currents (voltage clamp) and potentials (current clamp) from cultured ICCs. RESULTS: Clonazepam and CGP37157 inhibited the pacemaking activity of ICCs in a dose-dependent manner. Clonazepam from 20 to 60 micromol/L and CGP37157 from 10 to 30 micromol/L effectively inhibited Ca2+ efflux from mitochondria in pacemaking activity of ICCs. The IC50s of clonazepam and CGP37157 were 37.1 and 18.2 micromol/L, respectively. The addition of 20 micromol/L NiCl2 to the internal solution caused a "wax and wane" phenomenon of pacemaking activity of ICCs. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that mitochondrial Na+-Ca2+ exchange has an important role in intestinal pacemaking activity.
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