Endothelial cell oxidant generation during K(+)-induced membrane depolarization.


We tested the hypothesis that membrane depolarization may initiate oxidant generation in the endothelial cell. Depolarization was produced in bovine pulmonary arterial endothelial cells (BPAEC) in monolayer culture with varying external K+, or with glyburide (10 microM), tetraethylammonium (TEA, 10 mM), gramicidin (1 microM), or nigericin (2 microM… (More)