A new look at electrolyte transport in the distal tubule.

@article{Eladari2012ANL,
  title={A new look at electrolyte transport in the distal tubule.},
  author={Dominique Eladari and R{\'e}gine Chambrey and J{\'a}nos Peti-Peterdi},
  journal={Annual review of physiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={74},
  pages={325-49}
}
The distal nephron plays a critical role in the renal control of homeostasis. Until very recently most studies focused on the control of Na(+), K(+), and water balance by principal cells of the collecting duct and the regulation of solute and water by hormones from the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and by antidiuretic hormone. However, recent studies have revealed the unexpected importance of renal intercalated cells, a subtype of cells present in the connecting tubule and collecting… CONTINUE READING

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