Jill W Verlander

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Pendrin is an anion exchanger expressed in type B intercalated cells of the cortical collecting duct (CCD). Whether pendrin localizes to other nephron segments with intercalated cells is unknown. Moreover, whether pendrin is expressed in proximal tubule is debated. Thus the distribution of pendrin mRNA and protein expression in mouse kidney was investigated(More)
Pendrin is an anion exchanger in the cortical collecting duct of the mammalian nephron that appears to mediate apical Cl(-)/HCO3(-) exchange in bicarbonate-secreting intercalated cells. The goals of this study were to determine 1) if pendrin immunoreactivity was present in the gills of a euryhaline elasmobranch (Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis sabina), and 2)(More)
Ammonia is both produced and transported by renal epithelial cells, and it regulates renal ion transport. Recent studies have identified a family of putative ammonium transporters; mRNA for two members of this family, Rh B-glycoprotein (RhBG) and Rh C-glycoprotein (RhCG), is expressed in the kidney. The purpose of this study was to determine the cellular(More)
NH3 movement across plasma membranes has traditionally been ascribed to passive, lipid-phase diffusion. However, ammonia-specific transporters, Mep/Amt proteins, are present in primitive organisms and mammals express orthologs of Mep/Amt proteins, the Rh glycoproteins. These findings suggest that the mechanisms of NH3 movement in mammalian tissues should be(More)
A new polyclonal antibody to the human erythrocyte urea transporter UT-B detects a broad band between 45 and 65 kDa in human erythrocytes and between 37 and 51 kDa in rat erythrocytes. In human erythrocytes, the UT-B protein is the Kidd (Jk) antigen, and Jk(a+b+) erythrocytes express the 45- to 65-kDa band. However, in Jk null erythrocytes [Jk(a-b-)], only(More)
Pendrin is an anion exchanger expressed along the apical plasma membrane and apical cytoplasmic vesicles of type B and of non-A, non-B intercalated cells of the distal convoluted tubule, connecting tubule, and cortical collecting duct. Thus, Pds (Slc26a4) is a candidate gene for the putative apical anion-exchange process of the type B intercalated cell.(More)
Rh B glycoprotein (Rhbg) is a member of the Rh glycoprotein family of ammonia transporters. In the current study, we examine Rhbg's role in basal and acidosis-stimulated acid-base homeostasis. Metabolic acidosis induced by HCl administration increased Rhbg expression in both the cortex and outer medulla. To test the functional significance of increased Rhbg(More)
The relationship between structure and function in the distal tubule and collecting duct has been studied with morphologic and physiologic techniques, including morphometric analysis, to identify functionally distinct cell populations. The distal tubule, including the thick ascending limb (TAL) and the distal convoluted tubule (DCT), is involved in active(More)
Dietary potassium (K) deficiency is accompanied by phosphaturia and decreased renal brush border membrane (BBM) vesicle sodium (Na)-dependent phosphate (P(i)) transport activity. Our laboratory previously showed that K deficiency in rats leads to increased abundance in the proximal tubule BBM of the apical Na-P(i) cotransporter NaPi-IIa, but that the(More)
Renal ammonia metabolism and transport mediates a central role in acid-base homeostasis. In contrast to most renal solutes, the majority of renal ammonia excretion derives from intrarenal production, not from glomerular filtration. Renal ammoniagenesis predominantly results from glutamine metabolism, which produces 2 NH4(+) and 2 HCO3(-) for each glutamine(More)