Brain Mitochondrial ATP-insensitive large conductance Ca(+2)-activated K(+) channel properties are altered in a rat model of amyloid-β neurotoxicity.

Brain Mitochondrial ATP-insensitive large conductance Ca(+2)-activated K(+) channel properties are altered in a rat model of amyloid-β neurotoxicity. Exp Neurol. 2015 Mar 28; Authors: Jafari A, Noursadeghi E, Khodagholi F, Saghiri R, Sauve R, Aliaghaei A, Eliassi A Abstract Mitochondrial dysfunction is a hallmark of amyloid-beta (Aβ)-induced neuronal toxicity in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the underlying mechanism of how Aβ affects mitochondrial function remains uncertain. Because mitochondrial potassium channels have been involved in several mitochondrial functions including cytoprotection, apoptosis and calcium homeostasis, a study was undertaken to investigate whether the gating behavior of the mitochondrial ATP- and ChTx-insensetive-IbTx-sensitive Ca(2+)-activated potassium channel (mitoBKCa) is altered in a rat model of Aβ neurotoxicity. Aβ1-42 (4 μg/μl) was intracerebroventricularly injected in male Wistar rats (220-250). Brain Aβ accumulation was confirmed two weeks later on the basis of an immunohistochemistry staining assay, and physiological impacts measured in passive avoidance task cognitive performance experiments. Brain mitochondrial inner membranes were then extracted and membrane vesicles prepared for channel incorporation into bilayer lipid. Purity of the cell fraction was confirmed by Western blot using specific markers of mitochondria, plasma membrane, endoplasmic reticulum, and Golgi. Our res...
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