Role of potassium channels in bronchodilator responses in human airways.


The plasma membrane of airway smooth muscle contains a high density of K+ channels of various types that mainly regulate membrane potential. To examine whether these K+ channels are involved in bronchodilating mechanisms in human airways, relaxation concentration-response studies to isoproterenol, theophylline, and a K(+)-channel opener, lemakalim (BRL… (More)