ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-060807-10
Characterization of a novel cyclic nucleotide-gated channel from zebrafish brain
Tetreault, M.L., Henry, D., Horrigan, D.M., Matthews, G., and Zimmerman, A.L.
Date: 2006
Source: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications   348(2): 441-449 (Journal)
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Keywords: Cyclic nucleotide-gated channel, CNG channel, Brain, cGMP, cAMP, Rundown, Zebrafish
MeSH Terms:
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Brain Chemistry*
  • Cyclic AMP/pharmacology
  • Cyclic GMP/pharmacology
  • Ion Channels/chemistry
  • Ion Channels/drug effects
  • Ion Channels/physiology*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Sequence Alignment
  • Zebrafish
  • Zebrafish Proteins/chemistry
  • Zebrafish Proteins/drug effects
  • Zebrafish Proteins/physiology*
PubMed: 16887101 Full text @ Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.
Cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channels have been well characterized in the sensory receptors of vision and olfaction, but their characteristics in other tissues remain largely unknown. Here, we report characterization of a novel brain-specific CNG channel from zebrafish. Unique among CNG channels, the transcript is expressed mainly in the brain. When expressed in Xenopus oocytes, the channel's electrophysiological properties are distinct compared to CNG channels from either rods (CNGA1), olfactory receptors (CNGA2), or cones (CNGA3). The channel is less sensitive to cAMP than cGMP (K(1/2) of 280 and 7muM, respectively), with a maximum cAMP efficacy at least 80% of that with saturating levels of cGMP. The single-channel conductance of 58pS is larger than most other CNG channels. Like other CNG channels the channel is relatively nonselective among monovalent cations. However, unlike other CNG channels, there was rundown of the macroscopic current within 30-100min after patch excision.