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Biochimie 1984 Feb 01;662:135-8.
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Beta-adrenergic induced potassium current in Xenopus oocyte: involvement of cyclic AMP.

Van Renterghem C , Penit-Soria J , Stinnakre J .

The effect of a beta-adrenergic agonist, on full-grown Xenopus oocytes, still surrounded by their ovarian envelopes, has been studied by electrophysiological methods. The oocytes were hyperpolarized by isoproterenol. Under voltage clamp, the elicited outward current reversed at a membrane potential of - 95 mV, a value close to the K+ equilibrium potential. The isoproterenol induced current varied linearly with the membrane potential in the range studied (- 120 mV, - 30 mV). Half-maximum current was obtained at 3.10(-8) M isoproterenol. Propranolol (10(-7) M) completely suppressed the response to isoproterenol (10(-9) to 10(-5) M). 8-Br-cAMP induced a current which also reversed at - 95 mV. Methyl-isobutyl-xanthine (MIX), a potent inhibitor of phosphodiesterases, potentiated the current induced by isoproterenol. These experiments strongly suggest that the increase in K+ permeability due to catecholamines is mediated by cAMP.

PubMed ID: 6203556

Genes referenced: camp uqcc6