Jelena Nešovic-Ostojić

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The present study was designed to investigate the functional significance of KCNQ1-mediated K+ secretory fluxes in proximal tubular cells of the frog kidney. To this end, we investigated the effects on rapid depolarization and slow repolarization of the peritubular membrane potential after luminal addition of L-phenylalanine or L-alanine plus/minus KCNQ1(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate KCNQ1 K+ channel expression in the frog kidney of Rana esculenta. KCNQ1 K+ channel, also known as KvLQT1, is the pore forming a-subunit of the IKs K+ channel, a delayed rectifier voltage-gated K+ channel, which has an important role in water and salt transport in the kidney and gastrointestinal tract. The expression of(More)
Three distinct approaches are currently used in assessing acid-base disorders: the traditional - physiological or bicarbonate-centered approach, the base-excess approach, and the "modern" physicochemical approach proposed by Peter Stewart, which uses the strong ion difference (particularly the sodium chloride difference) and the concentration of nonvolatile(More)
BACKGROUND Fetal serum beta(2)-microglobulin (beta(2)M) has been reported as a reliable indicator of fetal infectious diseases. OBJECTIVES To evaluate serum beta(2)M as a marker of congenital toxoplasmosis or cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in neonates. METHODS beta(2)M was retrospectively measured in 72 neonatal serum samples from preterm neonates. Of(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the acute effects of extracellular low micromolar concentrations of cadmium and mercury ions on the peritubular cell membrane potential and its potassium selectivity in proximal tubular cells of the frog kidney. Peritubular exposure to 3 micromol/L Cd(2+) or 1 micromol/L Hg(2+) led to a rapid, sustained and(More)
Peritubular membrane potential in kidney proximal tubular cells of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR-Okamoto strain adult rats) was measured with conventional 3 mol KCl microelectrodes, in vivo. Peritubular cell membrane potential was not different in SHR (-66.5 ± 0.7 mV) as compared with normotensive control Wistar rats (-67.5 ± 1.2 mV). To test the(More)
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