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Biochim Biophys Acta. 1990 Apr 13;1023(2):191-6.

Na+ participates in loop diuretic-sensitive Cl(-)-cation co-transport in the pancreatic beta-cells.

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Department of Histology and Cell Biology, University of Umeå, Sweden.

Abstract

In order to investigate whether Na+ participates in loop diuretic-sensitive Cl(-)-cation co-transport in the beta-cells, we tested the interaction between the effects of Na+ deficiency, furosemide and D-glucose on 86Rb+ fluxes in beta-cell-rich mouse pancreatic islets. Removal of extracellular Na+ slightly reduced the ouabain-resistant 86Rb+ influx and the specific effect of 1 mM furosemide on this influx was significantly smaller in Na(+)-deficient medium. The capacity of 20 mM D-glucose to reduce the ouabain-resistant 86Rb+ influx was not changed by removal of extracellular Na+. The 86Rb+ efflux from preloaded islets was rapidly and reversibly reduced by Na+ deficiency. Furosemide (1 mM) reduced the 86Rb+ efflux and the effect of the combination of Na+ deficiency and 1 mM furosemide was not stronger than the effect of furosemide alone. 22Na+ efflux was reduced by both ouabain and furosemide and the effects appeared to be additive. The data suggest that Na+ participates in loop diuretic-sensitive Cl(-)-cation co-transport in the pancreatic beta-cells. This adds further support to the idea that beta-cells exhibit a Na+, K+, Cl- co-transport system. Since some of the furosemide effect on 86Rb+ efflux persisted in the Na(+)-deficient medium, it is likely that also loop diuretic-sensitive K+, Cl- co-transport exists in this cell type.

PMID:
2183878
DOI:
10.1016/0005-2736(90)90413-i
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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