Apical H(+)/base transporters mediating bicarbonate absorption and pH(i) regulation in the OMCD.


The outer medullary collecting duct (OMCD) plays an important role in mediating transepithelial HCO transport [J(HCO(3)(-))] and urinary acidification. HCO absorption by type A intercalated cells in the OMCD inner stripe (OMCD(is)) segment is thought to by mediated by an apical vacuolar H(+)-ATPase and H(+)-K(+)-ATPase coupled to a basolateral Cl(-)-HCO… (More)


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