Receptor-coupled regulation of K+ channel N-type inactivation.


Phosphorylation of the inactivation gate of a K+ channel (Kv3.4) by protein kinase C (PKC) slows rapid N-type inactivation. To demonstrate that such an effect could occur under more physiological conditions, Kv3.4 and a metabotropic serotonin (5-HT) receptor were coexpressed in Xenopus oocytes. Application of 5-HT 10 microM to these oocytes produced two… (More)