Increasing tubular fluid flow rate has previously been shown to induce K+ secretion in mammalian cortical collecting duct. The mechanism responsible was examined in the present study using MDCK cells as a model. The change in membrane potential difference (EM) of MDCK cells was measured with a fluorescent voltage-sensitive dye, DiBAC4(3), when the cell's primary cilium was continuously bent with a micropipette or by the flow of perfusate. Bending the cilium produced a hyperpolarization of the membrane that lagged behind the increase in intracellular Ca2+ concentration by an average of 36 seconds. Gd3+ , an inhibitor of the flow-induced Ca2+ increase, prevented the hyperpolarization. Blocking K+ channels with Ba2+ reduced the flow-induced hyperpolarization, implying that it resulted from activation of Ca2+-sensitive K+ channels. Further studies demonstrated that the hyperpolarization was diminished by the blocker of Ca2+-activated K+ channels, charybdotoxin, whereas iberiotoxin or apamin had no effect, results consistent with the activation of intermediate-conductance Ca2+-sensitive K+ channels. RT-PCR analysis and sequencing confirmed the presence of intermediate-conductance K+ channels in MDCK cells. We conclude that the increase in intracellular Ca2+ associated with bending of the primary cilium is the cause of the hyperpolarization and increased K+ conductance in MDCK cells.
The Journal of Membrane Biology – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 1, 2003
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