Cl- transport by cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) contributes to the inhibition of epithelial Na+ channels (ENaCs) in Xenopus oocytes co-expressing CFTR and ENaC.

@article{Briel1998ClTB,
  title={Cl- transport by cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) contributes to the inhibition of epithelial Na+ channels (ENaCs) in Xenopus oocytes co-expressing CFTR and ENaC.},
  author={Matthias Briel and Rainer Greger and Karl Kunzelmann},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={508 ( Pt 3)},
  pages={825-36}
}
1. Epithelial Na+ channels (ENaCs) are inhibited by the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) when CFTR is activated by protein kinase A. Since cAMP-dependent activation of CFTR Cl- conductance is defective in cystic fibrosis (CF), ENaC currents are not inhibited by CFTR. This could explain the enhanced Na+ conductance found in CF. In the present study, we examined possible mechanisms of interaction between CFTR and ENaC co-expressed in Xenopus oocytes. 2. The magnitude of… CONTINUE READING