Long-term modulation of HERG channel gating in hypoxia.


Using the patch-clamp technique, we analysed changes in the biophysical properties of HERG potassium channels in neuroblastoma cells long-term exposed to hypoxia. In this condition, HERG channels underwent a profound modulation that consisted of: (i) a slowing in open-close kinetics; (ii) a marked hyperpolarizing shift in voltage dependence of steady-state… (More)