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The primary structure of a voltage-dependent calcium channel from rabbit brain has been deduced by cloning and sequencing the complementary DNA. Calcium channel activity expressed from the cDNA is dramatically increased by coexpression of the alpha 2 and beta subunits, known to be associated with the dihydropyridine receptor. This channel is a high… (More)
The Ca2+ channel subunits α1C-a and α1C-b were stably expressed in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) and human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells. The peak Ba2+ current (I Ba) of these cells was not affected significantly by internal dialysis with 0.1 mM cAMP-dependent protein kinase inhibitor peptide (mPKI), 25 μM cAMP-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit… (More)
The complete amino acid sequence of the receptor for organic calcium channel blockers (CaCB) from rabbit lung has been deduced by cloning and sequence analysis of the cDNA. Synthetic RNA derived from this cDNA induces the formation of a functional CaCB-sensitive high voltage activated calcium channel in Xenopus oocytes.
Cyclic nucleotide-gated cation channels are essential in visual and olfactory signal transduction. An additional member of the cGMP-gated channel family, termed CNG-3, has been cloned from bovine kidney. Its deduced amino acid sequence is 60% and 62% identical with the CNG-channel proteins from bovine rod outer segment and bovine olfactory epithelium,… (More)
The smooth muscle α1Cb subunit of the L-type calcium channel was expressed alone (CHOα 1 cell) or together with the skeletal β1 (CHOαβ1 cell) subunit or smooth muscle β3 (CHOα 1 β3 cell) subunit in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. The interaction of the expressed calcium channels with the non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker Ro 40-5967 was studied.… (More)
The interaction of the nondihydropyridine calcium channel antagonist Ro 40-5967 with the stably expressed class C alpha 1-subunit of the cardiac L-type calcium channel was investigated and compared with that of verapamil by using the whole cell patch clamp configuration. Both compounds blocked the Ba++ inward current. The IC50 values at a holding potential… (More)
Voltage-activated calcium channels are membrane spanning proteins that allow the controlled entry of Ca2+ into the cytoplasm of cells. The principal channel forming subunit of an L-type calcium channel is the alpha 1 subunit. Transfection of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells with complementary DNA encoding the calcium channel alpha 1 subunit from smooth… (More)
1. The high-voltage-activated L-type calcium channel is a multi-protein complex of alpha 1, alpha 2/delta, beta and gamma subunits. The alpha 1 subunit contains the voltage-dependent calcium-conducting pore. Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells were stably transfected with the complementary DNA of the alpha 1, beta and alpha 2/delta subunits. These subunits… (More)
Complementary DNAs for the gamma subunit of the calcium channel of rabbit skeletal muscle were isolated on the basis of peptide sequences derived from the purified protein. The deduced primary structure is without homology to other known protein sequences and is consistent with the gamma subunit being an integral membrane protein.
The alpha 1C subunit of the L-type calcium channel was stable, expressed alone or in combination with the beta 3 subunit in Chinese hamster ovary cells. The beta 3 subunit enhanced significantly the inactivation of barium currents indicating that both subunits interacted with each other. The beta 3 subunit decreased significantly the half-maximal inhibitory… (More)