Previously we demonstrated that the inner medullary collecting duct cell line mIMCD-K2 secretes Cl- by an electrogenic mechanism [N. L. Kizer, B. Lewis, and B. A. Stanton. Am. J. Physiol. 268 (Renal Fluid Electrolyte Physiol. 37): F347-F355, 1995; N. L. Kizer, D. Vandorpe, B. Lewis, B. Bunting, J. Russell, and B. A. Stanton. Am. J. Physiol. 268 (Renal Fluid Electrolyte Physiol. 37): F854-F861, 1995]. The goal of the present study was to characterize the Cl- channel responsible for adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP)stimulated Cl- secretion. To this end, using the patch- clamp technique, we measured Cl- currents. In whole cell patch-clamp experiments, 8-(4-chlorophenylthio)adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (CPT- cAMP) activated Cl- currents that were time and voltage independent, inhibited by diphenylamine 2-carboxylate (DPC), and had a linear current- voltage (I-V) relation. In cell-attached patches of the apical membrane, we identified 7-pS Cl- channels that were stimulated by CPT-cAMP. In inside- out patches with Cl- in the pipette and bath solutions, Cl- currents had a linear I-V relation. The halide permeability sequence was P(Cl) = P(Br) > P(I). The Cl--channel inhibitors DPC, 5-nitro-2-(3-phenylpropylamino)- benzoic acid, and glibenclamide blocked the 7-pS Cl- channel, whereas 4,4'- diisothiocyanostilbene-2,2'-disulfonic acid was ineffective. By reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, we isolated a partial cDNA clone encoding the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator in mIMCD-K2 cells. We conclude that cAMP stimulates electrogenic Cl- secretion in inner medullary collecting duct cells by activating cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator Cl- channels.
- adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate
- chloride conductance
- cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator
- patch clamp
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- Cell Biology