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FEBS Lett. 2001 Mar 9;492(1-2):84-9.

Characterization of TASK-4, a novel member of the pH-sensitive, two-pore domain potassium channel family.

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  • 1Aventis Pharma Deutschland GmbH, DG Cardiovascular Diseases, D-65926 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Abstract

We report the primary sequence of TASK-4, a novel member of the acid-sensitive subfamily of tandem pore K(+) channels. TASK-4 transcripts are widely expressed in humans, with highest levels in liver, lung, pancreas, placenta, aorta and heart. In Xenopus oocytes TASK-4 generated K(+) currents displaying a marked outward rectification which was lost by elevation of extracellular K(+). TASK-4 currents were efficiently blocked by barium (83% inhibition at 2 mM), only weakly inhibited by 1 mM concentrations of quinine, bupivacaine and lidocaine, but not blocked by tetraethylammonium, 4-aminopyridine and Cs(+). TASK-4 was sensitive to extracellular pH, but in contrast to other TASK channels, pH sensitivity was shifted to more alkaline pH. Thus, TASK-4 in concert with other TASK channels might regulate cellular membrane potential over a wide range of extracellular pH.

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