We analyzed inward Ca2+ currents in single bovine adrenal glomerulosa cell using whole-cell patch clamp techniques. Two types of voltage-gated Ca2+ channel currents were identified. One was a transient (T) type which decayed within 100 ms, characterized by a low threshold voltage (about -70 mv) similar to that seen in rat adrenal glomerulosa cells (Matsunaga, H. et al. (1987) Pflügers Arch. 408, 351-355.) Another was a long-lasting (L) type which shows a more positive threshold potential. The present results suggest that while T type Ca2+ channels may explain initial calcium influx in response to an elevation in extracellular K+, L type Ca2+ channels may allow sustained calcium influx which is necessary for sustained aldosterone secretion.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1987 Dec 31|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology