Jennifer Breaks

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The Na(+)/K(+)/2Cl(-) cotransporter (NKCC) plays diverse roles in the kidney, contributing sodium reabsorption and tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF). However, NKCC is also expressed in smooth muscle and inhibitors of this transporter affect contractility in both vascular and nonvascular smooth muscle. In the present study, we investigated the effects of NKCC(More)
The afferent and efferent arterioles regulate the inflow and outflow resistance of the glomerulus, acting in concert to control the glomerular capillary pressure and glomerular filtration rate. The myocytes of these two vessels are remarkably different, especially regarding electromechanical coupling. This study investigated the expression and function of(More)
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