Three electrophysiological phenotypes of cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells.

@article{Yu2002ThreeEP,
  title={Three electrophysiological phenotypes of cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells.},
  author={Kuai Yu and Diyun Ruan and Shaolin Ge},
  journal={General physiology and biophysics},
  year={2002},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          315-26
        }
}
The conventional whole cell patch-clamp technique was used to measure the resting membrane conductance and membrane currents of nonstimulated cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in different ionic conditions. Three electrophysiological phenotypes of cultured HUVECs (n = 122) were determined: first, 20% of cells as type I mainly displaying the inwardly rectifying potassium current (IKi); second, 38% of cells as type II in which IKi was super-posed on a TEA-sensitive, delayed… CONTINUE READING