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Biochemical and biophysical research communications

The Na+/Ca2+ exchange inhibitor KB-R7943 potently blocks TRPC channels.


PMID 17658472

Abstract

Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchangers (NCXs) and members of the canonical transient receptor potential (TRPC) channels play an important role in Ca(2+) homeostasis in heart and brain. With respect to their overlapping expression and their role as physiological Ca(2+) influx pathways a functional discrimination of both mechanisms seems to be necessary. Here, the effect of the reverse-mode NCX inhibitor KB-R7943 was investigated on different TRPC channels heterologously expressed in HEK293 cells. In patch-clamp recordings KB-R7943 potently blocked currents through TRPC3 (IC(50)=0.46 microM), TRPC6 (IC(50)=0.71 microM), and TRPC5 (IC(50)=1.38 microM). 1-Oleoyl-2-acetyl-sn-glycerol-induced Ca(2+) entry was nearly completely suppressed by 10 microM KB-R7943 in TRPC6-transfected cells. Thus, KB-R7943 is able to block receptor-operated TRP channels at concentrations which are equal or below those required to inhibit reverse-mode NCX activity. These data further suggest that the protective effects of KB-R7943 in ischemic tissue may, at least partly, be due to inhibition of TRPC channels.

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