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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Two highly homologous members of the ClC chloride channel family in both rat and human kidney.

We have cloned two closely related putative Cl- channels from both rat kidney (designated rClC-K1 and rClC-K2) and human kidney (hClC-Ka and hClC-Kb) by sequence homology to the ClC family of voltage-gated Cl- channels. While rClC-K1 is nearly identical to ClC-K1, a channel recently isolated by a similar strategy, rClC-K2 is 80% identical to rClC-K1 and is encoded by a different gene. hClC-Ka and hClC-Kb show approximately 90% identity, while being approximately 80% identical to the rat proteins. All ClC-K gene products are expressed predominantly in the kidney. While rClC-K1 is expressed strongly in the cortical thick ascending limb and the distal convoluted tubule, with minor expression in the S3 segment of the proximal tubule and the cortical collecting tubule, rClC-K2 is expressed in all segments of the nephron examined, including the glomerulus. Since they are related more closely to each other than to the rat proteins, hClC-Ka and hClC-Kb cannot be regarded as strict homologs of rClC-K1 or rClC-K2. After injection of ClC-K cRNAs into oocytes, corresponding proteins were made and glycosylated, though no additional Cl- currents were detectable. Glycosylation occurs between domains D8 and D9, leading to a revision of the transmembrane topology model for ClC channels.[1]


  1. Two highly homologous members of the ClC chloride channel family in both rat and human kidney. Kieferle, S., Fong, P., Bens, M., Vandewalle, A., Jentsch, T.J. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1994) [Pubmed]
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