Blockade of two voltage-dependent potassium channels, mKv1.1 and mKv1.2, by docosahexaenoic acid.

The effects of the polyunsaturated fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid, were examined on two single cloned potassium channels, mKv1.1 and mKv1.2, stably expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells using whole-cell patch clamp techniques. Docosahexaenoic acid produced a time- and dose-dependent, reversible block of mKv1.1 and mKv1.2. Interestingly, docosahexaenoic… CONTINUE READING