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Am J Physiol Cell Physiol July 1, 2000; 279 (1): C236-47.

LY-294002-inhibitable PI 3-kinase and regulation of baseline rates of Na(+) transport in A6 epithelia.

Păunescu TG , Blazer-Yost BL , Vlahos CJ , Helman SI .

Blocker-induced noise analysis of epithelial Na(+) channels (ENaCs) was used to investigate how inhibition of an LY-294002-sensitive phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase) alters Na(+) transport in unstimulated and aldosterone-prestimulated A6 epithelia. From baseline Na(+) transport rates (I(Na)) of 4.0 +/- 0.1 (unstimulated) and 9.1 +/- 0.9 microA/cm(2) (aldosterone), 10 microM LY-294002 caused, following a relatively small initial increase of transport, a completely reversible inhibition of transport within 90 min to 33 +/- 6% and 38 +/- 2% of respective baseline values. Initial increases of transport could be attributed to increases of channel open probability (P(o)) within 5 min to 143 +/- 17% (unstimulated) and 142 +/- 10% of control (aldosterone) from baseline P(o) averaging near 0.5. Inhibition of transport was due to much slower decreases of functional channel densities (N(T)) to 28 +/- 4% (unstimulated) and 35 +/- 3% (aldosterone) of control at 90 min. LY-294002 (50 microM) caused larger but completely reversible increases of P(o) (215 +/- 38% of control at 5 min) and more rapid but only slightly larger decreases of N(T). Basolateral exposure to LY-294002 induced no detectable effect on transport, P(o) or N(T). We conclude that an LY-294002-sensitive PI 3-kinase plays an important role in regulation of transport by modulating N(T) and P(o) of ENaCs, but only when presented to apical surfaces of the cells.

PubMed ID: 10898735
Article link: Am J Physiol Cell Physiol
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