Collett, Andrew, Ramminger, S.J., Olver, R.E. and Wilson, S.M. (2002) Beta-Adrenoceptor-mediated control of apical membrane conductive properties in fetal distal lung epithelia. American journal of physiology - Lung cellular and molecular physiology, 282 (4). L621-L630. ISSN 1040-0605Metadata only available from this repository.
Distal lung epithelial cells isolated from fetal rats were cultured (48 h) on permeable supports so that transepithelial ion transport could be quantified electrometrically. Unstimulated cells generated a short-circuit current (Isc) that was inhibited (~80%) by apical amiloride. The current is thus due, predominantly, to the absorption of Na+ from the apical solution. Isoprenaline increased the amiloride-sensitive Isc about twofold. Experiments in which apical membrane Na+ currents were monitored in basolaterally permeabilized cells showed that this was accompanied by a rise in apical Na+ conductance (GNa+). Isoprenaline also increased apical Cl conductance (GCl) by activating an anion channel species sensitive to glibenclamide but unaffected by 4,4'-diisothiocyanatostilbene-2,2'-disulfonic acid (DIDS). The isoprenaline-evoked changes in GNa+ and GCl could account for the changes in Isc observed in intact cells. Glibenclamide had no effect upon the isoprenaline-evoked stimulation of Isc or GNa+ demonstrating that the rise in GCl is not essential to the stimulation of Na+ transport.
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine|
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
|Schools:||School of Applied Sciences|
|Depositing User:||Cherry Edmunds|
|Date Deposited:||20 Aug 2009 12:00|
|Last Modified:||20 Aug 2009 12:00|
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