Extracellular Ca2+ Modulates the Effects of Protons on Gating and Conduction Properties of the T-type Ca2+ Channel α1G (CaV3.1)

Since Ca2+ is a major competitor of protons for the modulation of high voltage-activated Ca2+ channels, we have studied the modulation by extracellular Ca2+ of the effects of proton on the T-type Ca2+ channel alpha1G (CaV3.1) expressed in HEK293 cells. At 2 mM extracellular Ca2+ concentration, extracellular acidification in the pH range from 9.1 to 6.2… CONTINUE READING