Publication:

Calcium-Activated Chloride Conductance Is Not Increased In Pancreatic Duct Cells Of Cf Mice (1995)

Author(s): J. P. Winpenny;B. Verdon;H. L. McAlroy;W. H. Colledge;R. Ratcliff;M. J. Evans;M. A. Gray;B. E. Argent

  • : Calcium-Activated Chloride Conductance Is Not Increased In Pancreatic Duct Cells Of Cf Mice

Abstract: Calcium-activated anion secretion is elevated in the pancreatic ductal epithelium of transgenic cf/cf mice which lack the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). To elucidate whether this effect is due to increased activity of calcium-activated chloride channels, we have studied the relationship between CFTR and calcium-activated chloride currents in pancreatic duct cells isolated from Cambridge cf/cf mice. CFTR chloride currents activated by cAMP were detected in 59% (29/49) of wild-type cells and in 50% (20/40) of heterozygous cells. However, we could not detect any CFTR currents in the homozygous cf/cf cells (0/25). The maximum CFTR current density measured at a membrane potential of 60 mV was 23.5 +/- 2.8 pA/pF (n = 29) in wild-type cells, and about half that value, i.e. 12.4+/-1.6 pA/pF (n = 20) in heterozygotes (P = 0.004). Calcium-activated chloride currents were detected in 73% (24/33) of wild-type, 75% (21/28) of heterozygous and in 58% (7/12) of homozygous cf/cf cells. There was no significant difference between the steady-state calcium-activated current densities in the three genotypic groups; the current measured at 60 mV being 527 +/- 162 pA/pF (n = 24) from wild-type, 316+/-35 pA/pF (n = 21) from heterozygote and 419+/-83 pA/pF (n = 7) from homozygous cells. Our data suggest that lack of CFTR does not enhance the calcium-activated chloride conductance in murine pancreatic duct cells.

Notes: ISI Document Delivery No.: QY582

  • Short Title: Calcium-Activated Chloride Conductance Is Not Increased In Pancreatic Duct Cells Of Cf Mice
  • Alternate Journal: Pflugers Arch.
  • Date: May
  • Journal: Pflugers Arch.
  • Volume: 430
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 26-33
  • Publication type: Article
  • Bibliographic status: Published

Keywords: Pancreas pancreatic duct cell calcium-activated chloride conductance cftr cystic fibrosis transgenic mice Cystic-fibrosis anion selectivity airway epithelia plasma- membrane channel gene mouse expression currents model

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