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Electrophysiological, immunocytochemical, and RT-PCR methods were used to identify a K(+) conductance not yet described in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells. A voltage-dependent and TEA-sensitive K(+) current was the most commonly observed in these cells. The noninactivating K(+) current (I(K)) was insensitive to iberiotoxin (100 nM) and charybdotoxin (100(More)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer with a tendency to invade surrounding healthy tissues, leading to a largely incurable disease. Despite many advances in modern medicine, there is still a lack of early biomarkers as well as efficient therapeutical strategies. The melastatin-related transient receptor(More)
Oestrogen receptor negative (ER(-)) invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) represents a significant clinical challenge and therefore prompts the discovery of novel biomarkers. Transient receptor potential melastatin 7 (TRPM7), a channel protein that also contains a regulatory kinase domain, is overexpressed in IDC and regulates migration. However, the molecular(More)
Because transient receptor potential (TRP) channels have been implicated in tumor progression, we have investigated the potential role of TRPM7 channel in breast cancer cell proliferation. Under whole cell patch clamp, a Mg(2+)-inhibited cationic (MIC) current was observed in MCF-7 cells. This current was characterized by an inward current and a strong(More)
Stormorken syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by a phenotype that includes miosis, thrombocytopenia/thrombocytopathy with bleeding time diathesis, intellectual disability, mild hypocalcemia, muscle fatigue, asplenia, and ichthyosis. Using targeted sequencing and whole-exome sequencing, we identified the c.910C > T transition in a(More)
Breast cancer (BC) is the leading cancer in the world in terms of incidence and mortality in women. However, the mechanism by which BC develops remains largely unknown. The increase in cytosolic free Ca(2+) can result in different physiological changes including cell growth and death. Orai isoforms are highly Ca(2+) selective channels. In the present study,(More)
Breast cancer (BC) has a poor prognosis due to its strong metastatic ability. Accumulating data present ether à go-go (hEag1) K(+) channels as relevant player in controlling cell cycle and proliferation of non-invasive BC cells. However, the role of hEag1 in invasive BC cells migration is still unknown. In this study, we studied both the functional(More)
BACKGROUND The calcium-permeable cation channel TRPM8 (melastatin-related transient receptor potential member 8) is over-expressed in several cancers. The present study aimed at investigating the expression, function and potential regulation of TRPM8 channels by ER alpha (estrogen receptor alpha) in breast cancer. METHODS RT-PCR, Western blot,(More)
We have investigated the acute effects of 17-beta-estradiol (E2) on K+ channels in MCF-7 breast epithelial cancer cells. E2 induced a rapid and irreversible augmentation of the K+ current for all membrane potentials superior to -25 mV. The effect of E2 was sensitive to Iberiotoxin, Charybdotoxin and TEA and can be elicited in the presence of the(More)
The calcium-sensing receptor (CaR), is a G protein-dependent receptor that responds to increments in extracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)](o)). We previously reported that an increase in [Ca(2+)](o) induced a release of intracellular calcium and Ca(2+) entry via store operated channels (SOCs). We also demonstrated that MCF-7 cells express Transient Receptor(More)