Specific blockade of slowly activating I(sK) channels by chromanols -- impact on the role of I(sK) channels in epithelia.

Chromanols, which were recently shown to inhibit cAMP-mediated Cl- secretion in colon crypts via a blockade of a cAMP-activated K+ conductance, were analyzed for their effects on distinct cloned K+ channels expressed in Xenopus oocytes. The lead chromanol 293B specifically inhibited I(sK) channels with an IC50 of 7 micromol/l without affecting the delayed… CONTINUE READING