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Gi2 proteins couple somatostatin receptors to low-conductance K+ channels in rat pancreatic alpha-cells.

Abstract:

Somatostatin hyperpolarized rat pancreatic alpha-cells and inhibited spontaneous electrical activity by activating a low-conductance K+ channel (0.9 pS with physiological ionic gradients). This channel was insensitive to tolbutamide (a blocker of ATP-sensitive K+ channels) and apamin (an inhibitor of small-conductance Ca(2+)-activated K+ channels). Channel activation was prevented by pre-treating the cells with pertussis toxin, indicating the involvement of G-proteins. A direct interaction be...

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10.1007/s004240000474

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Journal:
Pflugers Archiv : European journal of physiology
Volume:
442
Issue:
1
Pages:
19-26
Publication date:
2001-04-01
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EISSN:
1432-2013
ISSN:
0031-6768
Source identifiers:
8281

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