Carlos E Amorena

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We examined the effect of depolarization on intracellular pH (pHi) of normal (pHi approximately 7.37) and acidified (pHi 5.90-6.70) frog semitendinosus muscle using microelectrodes. A small bundle was superfused with a Na(+)-free buffered solution (10 mM HEPES, 100% O2, pH 7.35) containing either 2.5 or 25 mM K+. An NH4Cl prepulse was used to lower pHi. At(More)
Changes in inulin space, plasma and blood volume, exchangeable and "noninulin" sodium were studied during the prehypertensive, early and late hypertensive stages of deoxycorticosterone (DOC)-salt administration in the rat. The effect of an acute water load in previously nephrectomized animals was also studied. Hypertension developed after 1 to 2 weeks of(More)
The acute effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition (ACEi) on proximal convoluted tubule (PCT) function is well documented. However, the effect of chronic treatment is less known. The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of chronic ACEi on PCT acidification (J(HCO(3)(-))). Rats received enalapril (10 mg.kg(-1).day(-1), added to the drinking(More)
In most species androgens shorten the cardiac action potential and reduce the risk of afterdepolarizations. Despite the central role of the rat model in physiological studies, the effects of androgens on the rat heart are still inconclusive. We therefore performed electrophysiological studies on the perfused rat right ventricular free wall. We found a(More)
1. Counter movements of K+ and H+ across cell membranes were studied in nephrectomized KCl-loaded rats. In one group of animals, the movements of K+ and H+ were determined during and after a KCl load, and in another group, amiloride was used in order to evaluate Na+ participation in K+/H+ exchange. 2. After a KCl load at constant PCO2, 79% of infused K+(More)
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