Intracellular Ca2+ inactivates L-type Ca2+ channels with a Hill coefficient of approximately 1 and an inhibition constant of approximately 4 microM by reducing channel's open probability.


The patch-clamp technique was used to characterize the mechanism of Ca2+-induced inactivation of cardiac L-type Ca2+ channel alpha(1C-a) + beta3 subunits stably expressed in CHO cells. Single Ca2+ channel activity was monitored with 96 mM Ba2+ as charge carrier in the presence of 2.5 microM (-)BAYK 8644 and calpastatin plus ATP. This enabled stabilization… (More)


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