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Thiol reagents activate K-Cl cotransport (K-Cl COT), the Cl-dependent and Na-independent ouabain-resistant K flux, in red blood cells (RBCs) of several species, upon depletion of cellular glutathione (GSH). K-Cl COT is physiologically active in high potassium (HK), high GSH (HG) dog RBCs. In this unique model, we studied whether the same inverse(More)
The phenotype of high K (HK) red blood cells, which is an autosomal recessive, was found in dog groups from 10 of 13 breeds or populations in Japan. The incidence of HK was 26 to 38% in the San'in-Shiba, Shinshu-Shiba and Akita breeds, and the gene frequencies of HK ranged from 0.513 to 0.612. The highest incidence (42%) was found in the Jindo breed from(More)
Complementary DNA of the water channel aquaporin 1 (AQP1) was cloned from dog kidney and erythroblasts. The cDNA amplified from mRNA in dog kidney was 816 bp, the same as that in bovines, but longer by 6 bp than that in humans, mice and rats. The 235-bp fragment cDNA amplified from the mRNA in dog erythroblasts, which was differentiated from peripheral(More)
UNLABELLED A proof-of-concept study was done to determine whether an electronic nose developed for air quality monitoring at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) could be used to distinguish between the odors of organ and tumor tissues, with an eye to using such a device as one of several modes in multi-modal imaging and tumor differentiation during surgery.(More)
The transport system responsible for glutamine, alanine and glutamate in MOLT4 human T4 leukemia cell line were characterized. Kinetic studies of sodium-dependent glutamine and alanine transport exhibited a single saturable high-affinity carrier with a Michaelis constant of 152 +/- 26 microm and 203 +/- 36 microm and a maximal transport velocity of 960 +/-(More)
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