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Both 86Rb+ efflux experiments and electrophysiological studies have shown that arachidonic acid and other nonesterified fatty acids activate ATP-sensitive K+ channels in insulinoma cells (HIT-T15). Activation was observed with arachidonic, oleic, linoleic, and docosahexaenoic acid but not with myristic, stearic, and elaidic acids. Fatty acid activation of… (More)
The mitochondrial ATP-regulated potassium (mitoKATP) channel has been suggested as trigger and effector in myocardial ischemic preconditioning. However, molecular and pharmacological properties of the mitoKATP channel remain unclear. In the present study, single-channel activity was measured after reconstitution of the inner mitochondrial membrane from… (More)
Whole-cell current clamp, single-channel recordings and 86Rb+ flux techniques have been used to show that 8-(N,N-diethyl-amino)octyl-3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoate (TMB-8) inhibits ATP-sensitive K+ channels in HIT-T15 beta-cells. TMB-8 inhibition is observed when KATP channels are activated by ATP depletion or by the K+ channel opener, diazoxide.
8-Methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) stimulated insulin release from HIT-T15 B-cells and inhibited the diazoxide-induced and sulfonylurea-sensitive 86Rb+ efflux from these cells. These results indicate that 8-MOP affects ATP-sensitive K+ channel activity. Patch-clamp experiments confirmed this view.