Blocking K+ channels with TEA induces plasmalemma depolarization, increased [Ca2+]i, and ACTH secretion in AtT-20 cells.

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Blocking K+ channels induces hormone secretion in various pituitary cell lines by a mechanism which is not completely delineated. In the present study, we employed the mouse pituitary tumor-derived AtT-20 cell as a model to evaluate this phenomenon. We correlated the effect of the K+ channel-blocker, tetraethylammonium (TEA), on K+ current and membrane… (More)

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