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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

is a scientific journal issued by the

Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Editor-in-chief: V.F. Sagach

The journal was founded in 1955 as
1955 – 1977 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0015 – 3311)
1978 – 1993 "Fiziologicheskii zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
1994 – 2016 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
2017 – "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 2522-9028)

Fiziol. Zh. 2002; 48(4): 19-27

The influence ofextracellular pH on volume-activated chloride currentin the prostate cancer epithelial cells

Y. M. Vіtko N. C. Pogorela N. Prevars'ka R. Skryma Ja. M. Shuba

    А.А.Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology of NASU,International Center of Molecular Physiology ofNASU, Kiev,Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire, Universitйdes Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France


The influence of extracellular pH on characteristics of volume-activated chloride current, ICl,swell, in the human prostate cancer epithelial cell line, LNCaP, was studied using the patch-clamp technique. Acidification of the extracellular hypotonic solution used to develop the current shortened the temporal parameters of ICl,swell development and reduced its maximal density. Sudden shifts of the pH towards acidification caused fast, transient potentiation of the current followed by its sustained inhibition. Voltage-dependent inactivation of ICl,swell was the most pronounced in the narrow range of pH=6-7. Based on the analysis of our data we hypothesize that volume-regulated anion channels underlying ICl,swell possess in their structure at least two pH-sensitive molecular groups with similar pK=6, titration of which modulates the current amplitude and two additional proton-sensitive groups that determine channel’s inactivation.


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