Regulation of Intracellular Ca2+ by CFTR in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells

Regulation of Intracellular Ca2+ by CFTR in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells In cystic fibrosis, the mutation of the CFTR protein causes reduced transepithelial Cl− secretion. As recently proposed, beside its role of Cl− channel, CFTR may regulate the activity of other channels such as a Ca2+-activated Cl− channel. Using a calcium imaging system, we show, in adenovirus-CFTR infected Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cell monolayers, that CFTR can act as a regulator of intracellular [Ca2+] i ([Ca2+] i ), involving purino-receptors. Apical exposure to ATP or UTP produced an increase in ([Ca2+] i in noninfected CHO cell monolayers (CHO-WT), in CHO monolayers infected with an adenovirus-CFTR (CHO-CFTR) or infected with an adenovirus-LacZ (CHO-LacZ). The transient [Ca2+] i increase produced by ATP or UTP could be mimicked by activation of CFTR with forskolin (20 μm) in CHO-CFTR confluent monolayers. However, forskolin had no significant effect on [Ca2+] i in noninfected CHO-WT or in CHO-LacZ cells. Pretreatment with purino-receptor antagonists such as suramin (100 μm) or reactive blue-2. (100 μm), and with hexokinase (0.28 U/mg) inhibited the [Ca2+] i response to forskolin in CHO-CFTR infected cells. Taken together, our experiments provide evidence for purino-receptor activation by ATP released from the cell and regulation of [Ca2+] i by CFTR in CHO epithelial cell membranes. The Journal of Membrane Biology Springer Journals

Regulation of Intracellular Ca2+ by CFTR in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells

Loading next page...
Copyright © Inc. by 1999 Springer-Verlag New York
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Human Physiology
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial