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Ion channels in Madin-Darby canine kidney cells.
Lang, F; Friedrich, F; Paulmichl, M; Schobersberger, W; Jungwirth, A; Ritter, M; Steidl, M; Weiss, H; Wöll, E; Tschernko, E;
Ren Physiol Biochem. 1990; 13(1-2): 82-93.


Paulmichl Markus
Ritter Markus


Ion channels in Madin-Darby canine kidney cells serve transepithelial chloride transport and probably cell volume regulation. Three distinct potassium channels and one anion channel have been revealed by patch clamp studies in Madin-Darby canine kidney cells. The potassium channels are activated by an increase in intracellular calcium activity. A number of hormones activate the potassium channels by an increase in intracellular calcium activity. However, under certain conditions the hormones hyperpolarize the cell membrane without increasing intracellular calcium activity sufficiently to activate the calcium-sensitive potassium channels. Thus, the hormones may activate potassium channels via another, as yet undefined, intracellular mechanism. The anion channel is stimulated by cAMP. Another factor modifying channel activity is cell volume: cell swelling leads probably to subsequent activation of potassium and anion channels. The net result is a variable transient hyperpolarization followed by a sustained depolarization of the cell membrane.

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Cell Line


Ion Channels/metabolism*