Environmental KCl Causes an Upregulation of Apical Membrane Maxi K and ENaC Channels in Everted Ambystoma Collecting Tubule

Environmental KCl Causes an Upregulation of Apical Membrane Maxi K and ENaC Channels in Everted... Patch clamp methods were used to characterize the channels on the apical membrane of initial collecting ducts from Ambystoma tigrinum. Apical membranes were exposed by everting and perfusing fragments of the renal tubule in vitro. Tubules were dissected from two groups of animals; one maintained in tap water, and the other kept in a solution of 50 mm KCl from seven to nineteen days. Patches of apical membranes on tubules taken from animals exposed to tap water expressed low-conductance amiloride sensitive sodium channels (ENaC) in 22 of 49 patches. Only three maxi K channels were observed in this group. In animals exposed to KCl, low-conductance amiloride sensitive sodium channels, 3.7 ± 0.2 pS (36 of 45 patches) and high-conductance 98.3 ± 5.0 pS (19 of 45 patches) potassium channels were observed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Membrane Biology Springer Journals

Environmental KCl Causes an Upregulation of Apical Membrane Maxi K and ENaC Channels in Everted Ambystoma Collecting Tubule

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © Inc. by 1998 Springer-Verlag New York
Subject
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Human Physiology
ISSN
0022-2631
eISSN
1432-1424
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002329900348
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Abstract

Patch clamp methods were used to characterize the channels on the apical membrane of initial collecting ducts from Ambystoma tigrinum. Apical membranes were exposed by everting and perfusing fragments of the renal tubule in vitro. Tubules were dissected from two groups of animals; one maintained in tap water, and the other kept in a solution of 50 mm KCl from seven to nineteen days. Patches of apical membranes on tubules taken from animals exposed to tap water expressed low-conductance amiloride sensitive sodium channels (ENaC) in 22 of 49 patches. Only three maxi K channels were observed in this group. In animals exposed to KCl, low-conductance amiloride sensitive sodium channels, 3.7 ± 0.2 pS (36 of 45 patches) and high-conductance 98.3 ± 5.0 pS (19 of 45 patches) potassium channels were observed.

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The Journal of Membrane BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Mar 15, 1998

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