Halima Ouadid-Ahidouch

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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)
We have previously reported that the hEAG K(+) channels are responsible for the potential membrane hyperpolarization that induces human breast cancer cell progression into the G1 phase of the cell cycle. In the present study, we evaluate the role and functional expression of the intermediate-conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channel, hIK1-like, in(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)
In a previous work, we have reported that the ionic nature of the outward current recorded in MCF-7 cells was that of a K+ current. In this study, we have identified a Ca2+-activated K+ channel not yet described in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells. In cells arrested in the early G1 (depolarized cells), increasing [Ca2+]i induced both a shift in the I-V curve(More)
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. RT-PCR, Western blot, immuno-histochemical, and siRNA(More)
Previous work from our laboratory has shown that human ether à go-go (hEAG) K(+) channels are crucial for breast cancer cell proliferation and cell cycle progression. In this study, we investigated the regulation of hEAG channels by an insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which is known to stimulate cell proliferation. Acute applications of IGF-1 increased(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)
BACKGROUND Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) channels are expressed in many solid tumors. However, their expression in breast cancer remains largely unknown. Here, we investigated the profile expression of 13 TRP channels in human breast ductal adenocarcinoma (hBDA) and performed a correlation between their overexpression and pathological parameters. (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)