Inhibition of I(Ks) in guinea pig cardiac myocytes and guinea pig I(sK) channels by the chromanol 293B

A. E. Busch, H. Suessbrich, S. Waldegger, E. Sailer, R. Greger, H. J. Lang, F. Lang, K. J. Gibson, J. G. Maylie

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Abstract

The chromanol derivative 293B was previously shown to inhibit a c-AMP regulated K+ conductance in rat colon crypts. Subsequent studies on cloned K+ channels from the rat demonstrated that 293B blocks specifically I(sK) channels expressed in Xenopus oocytes, but does not affect the delayed and inward rectifier Kv1.1 and Kir2.1, respectively. In the present study, the specificity of 293B for the cardiac K+ conductances I(Ks) and I(Kr), and for the cloned guinea pig I(sK) channel and the human HERG channel, which underly I(Ks) and I(Kr), respectively, was analyzed. 293B inhibited both the slowly activating K+ conductance I(Ks) in cardiac myocytes and guinea pig I(sK) channels expressed in Xenopus oocytes with a similar IC50 (2-6 μmol/l). In contrast, high concentrations of 293B had only a negligible effect on the more rapid activating I(Kr). Similarly, 293B exerted no effect on HERG channels expressed in Xenopus oocytes. In summary, 293B appears to be a rather specific inhibitor of I(Ks) and the underlying I(sK) channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1094-1096
Number of pages3
JournalPflugers Archiv European Journal of Physiology
Volume432
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

Keywords

  • 293B
  • Cardiac myocytes
  • HERG
  • I(Kr)
  • I(Ks)
  • I(sK)
  • K channels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Physiology (medical)

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    Busch, A. E., Suessbrich, H., Waldegger, S., Sailer, E., Greger, R., Lang, H. J., Lang, F., Gibson, K. J., & Maylie, J. G. (1996). Inhibition of I(Ks) in guinea pig cardiac myocytes and guinea pig I(sK) channels by the chromanol 293B. Pflugers Archiv European Journal of Physiology, 432(6), 1094-1096. https://doi.org/10.1007/s004240050240