S-Space College of Dentistry/School of Dentistry (치과대학/치의학대학원) Dept. of Dentistry (치의학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_치의학과)
Mechanosensitivity of voltage-gated K+ currents in rat trigeminal ganglion neurons.
- Piao, Lin; Li, Hai Ying; Park, Chul-Kyu; Cho, Ik-Hyun; Piao, Zheng Gen; Jung, Sung Jun; Lee, Sung Joong; Park, Kyungpyo; Kim, Joong-Soo; Oh, Seog Bae; Choi, Se-Young
- Issue Date
- JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH 83:1373-1380.
- mechanosensitivity; voltage-gated K+ currents; trigeminal ganglion neuron; hypotonic stimulation; actin; cytoskeleton
- We investigated the mechanosensitivity of voltage-gated K+ channel (VGPC) currents by using whole-cell patch clamp recording in rat trigeminal ganglion (TG) neurons. On the basis of biophysical and pharmacological properties, two types of VGPC currents were isolated. One was transient (IK,A), the other sustained (IK,V). Hypotonic stimulation (200 mOsm) markedly increased both IK,A and IK,V without affecting their activation and inactivation kinetics. Gadolinium, a well-known blocker of mechanosensitive channels, failed to block the enhancement of IK,A and IK,V induced by hypotonic stimulation. During hypotonic stimulation, cytochalasin D, an actin-based cytoskeletal disruptor, further increased IK,A and IK,V, whereas phalloidin, an actin-based cytoskeletal stabilizer, reduced IK,A and IK,V. Confocal imaging with Texas red-phalloidin showed that actin-based cytoskeleton was disrupted by hypotonic stimulation, which was similar to the effect of cytochalasin D. Our results suggest that both IK,A and IK,V are mechanosensitive and that actin-based cytoskeleton is likely to regulate the mechanosensitivity of VGPC currents in TG neurons. © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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