Permeation of Ca2+ and monovalent cations through an outwardly rectifying channel in maize root stelar cells

Roberts, Stephen K. and Tester, Mark (1997) Permeation of Ca2+ and monovalent cations through an outwardly rectifying channel in maize root stelar cells. Journal of Experimental Botany, 48 (309). pp. 839-846. ISSN 0022-0957

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Abstract

A depolarization-activated outwardly-rectifying channel (OR), most likely involved in the passive release of K+ from the root symplasm into the stelar apoplast (for subsequent transport to the shoot via the xylem vessels), has been characterized in the plasma membrane of maize root stelar cells (Roberts and Tester, 1995), In the present study, the selectivity of this channel was further characterized using single channel current-voltage curves generated using a voltage ramp protocol. This protocol permitted the accurate and unambiguous measurement of the reversal potentials of currents resulting from single channel openings, Using the voltage ramp protocol, it was shown that the OR allows both K+ efflux and Ca2+ influx at potentials positive of E-K and negative of E-Ca, The OR had a P-Ca/P-K of 1.72-0.21 decreasing as extracellular Ca2+ was increased, The permeability of the OR for monovalent cations other than K+ was also investigated. In bi-ionic conditions, a relative permeability sequence of K+ greater than or equal to Rb+ > Cs+ > Na+ = NH4+ was determined Eisenman sequence IV), The physiological implications of the selectivity of the OR are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Experimental Botany
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1300/1314
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Biomedical & Life Sciences
ID Code: 72400
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2015 17:01
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2019 03:44
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/72400

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