Cristina Porta

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Indirect evidence for a solute-coupled liquid absorption from rabbit pleural space indicated that it should be caused by a Na(+)/H(+)-Cl(-)/HCO(3)(-) double exchanger and a Na(+)-glucose cotransporter [Agostoni, E., Zocchi, L., 1998. Mechanical coupling and liquid exchanges in the pleural space. In: Antony, V.B. (Ed.), Clinics in Chest Medicine: Diseases of(More)
Coefficient of kinetic friction (μ) between rabbit visceral and parietal pleura, sliding in vitro at physiological velocities and load, increases markedly after blotting mesothelial surface with filter paper; this increase is only partially reduced by wetting blotted mesothelium with Ringer solution. Given that mesothelial surface is covered by a thick coat(More)
Coefficient of kinetic friction (μ) of rabbit pleural mesothelium increased after short treatment of specimens with phospholipase C. This increase was removed by addition of a solution with hyaluronan or sialomucin, as previously shown in post-blotting Ringer or after short pronase treatment. After phospholipase μ decreased with increase in sliding(More)
Coefficient of kinetic friction (μ) of pleural mesothelium blotted with filter paper, and rewetted with Ringer solution markedly increases; this increase is removed if a sufficient amount of sialomucin or hyaluronan is added to Ringer (Bodega et al., 2012. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology 180, 34-39). In this research we found that μ of pleural(More)
Molecular evidence for Na+-glucose cotransporter (SGLT1) in rabbit pleural mesothelium has been recently provided, confirming earlier functional findings on solute-coupled liquid absorption from rabbit pleural space. In this research we checked whether SGLT1 is also expressed in pleural mesothelium of species with thick visceral pleura, which receives blood(More)
Coefficient of kinetic friction (μ) of pleural mesothelium has been found to increase markedly after mesothelial blotting and rewetting. This increase disappeared after addition of a solution with hyaluronan or sialomucin, though previous morphological studies showed that only sialomucin occurs in mesothelial glycocalyx. In this research we investigated(More)
Former studies on net rate of liquid absorption from small Ringer or 1% albumin-Ringer hydrothoraces in rabbits indicated that Na+ transport and solute-coupled liquid absorption by mesothelium is increased by pleural liquid dilution, and stimulation of β2-adrenoreceptors (β2AR). In this research we tried to provide molecular evidence for β2AR in visceral(More)
The effect of approximately 25% or 35% blood loss (b.l.) on volume, pressure, and protein concentration of pleural liquid has been determined in anesthetized rabbits in lateral or supine posture. Volume and pressure of pleural liquid did not change with 25% b.l. 30 and 60 min after beginning of hemorrhage, and with 35% b.l. at 30 min (bleeding time(More)
Distribution and mixing time of boluses with labeled albumin in pleural space of anesthetized, supine rabbits were determined by sampling pleural liquid at different times in various intercostal spaces (ics), and in cranial and caudal mediastinum. During sampling, lung and chest wall were kept apposed by lung inflation. This was not necessary in(More)
During breathing, the pleural surfaces slide against each other continuously without damage. Pleural liquid and lubricating molecules should provide the lubrication of the sliding surfaces, thus protecting the mesothelium from shear-induced abrasion. D'Angelo et al. (Respir. Physiol. Neurobiol. 2004) measured the coefficient of kinetic friction (µ) of(More)