cAMP-regulated chloride currents in CHO cells

Allen W. Mangel, Srisaila Basavappa, John R. Raymond, J. Gregory Fitz

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We examined whether elevations in cAMP levels increase membrane chloride permeability in native CHO cells by measuring whole cell chloride currents and efflux of 125I and 36Cl. With 20 μM forskolin, no significant effect was seen on whole cell currents. However, 100 μM forskolin increased both whole cell chloride currents and the rate of 125I and 36Cl efflux. Forskolin-activated currents showed a linear current-voltage relationship in solutions with symmetrical chloride concentrations and reversal potential changed in the direction anticipated for a chloride-selective current when chloride was replaced with gluconate. These results indicate that native CHO cells exhibit cAMP-regulated chloride conductance pathways which become apparent only after large elevations in intracellular cAMP levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 15 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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