Abstract:The Torpedo Cl− channel, CLC-0, is inhibited by clofibric acid derivatives from the intracellular side. We used the slow gate-deficient mutant CLC-0C212S to investigate the mechanism of block by the clofibric acid–derivative p-chlorophenoxy-acetic acid (CPA). CPA blocks open channels with low affinity (KD
O= 45 mM at 0 mV) and shows fast dissociation (koff = 490 s−1 at −140 mV). In contrast, the blocker binds to closed channels with higher affinity and with much slower kinetics. This state-dependent block coup…
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