Accumulation of natural and synthetic betaines by a mammalian renal cell line.

  title={Accumulation of natural and synthetic betaines by a mammalian renal cell line.},
  author={K. Randall and M. Lever and B. Peddie and S. Chambers},
  journal={Biochemistry and cell biology = Biochimie et biologie cellulaire},
  volume={74 2},
  • K. Randall, M. Lever, +1 author S. Chambers
  • Published 1996
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Biochemistry and cell biology = Biochimie et biologie cellulaire
  • Intracellular accumulation of different betaines was compared in osmotically stressed Madin Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells to model the betaine accumulation specificity of the mammalian inner medulla and to show how this accumulation differed from that of bacteria. All betaines accumulated less than glycine betaine. Arsenobetaine (the arsenic analogue of glycine betaine) accumulated to 12% of the glycine betaine levels and the sulphur analogue dimethylthetin accumulated to >80%. Most… CONTINUE READING
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