Influence of permeating ions on Kv1.5 channel block by nifedipine.


Nifedipine can block K(+) currents through Kv1.5 channels in an open-channel manner (32). Replacement of internal and external K(+) with equimolar Rb(+) or Cs(+) reduced the potency of nifedipine block of Kv1.5 from an IC(50) of 7.3 microM (K(+)) to 16.0 microM (Rb(+)) and 26.9 microM (Cs(+)). The voltage dependence of block was unaffected, and a single… (More)

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