Basolateral taurine transport system in reptilian renal cells.

  title={Basolateral taurine transport system in reptilian renal cells.},
  author={Siribhinya Benyajati and Susan M. Bay},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  volume={266 3 Pt 2},
The characteristics of taurine transport across renal basolateral membranes were examined, using basolateral membrane vesicles (BLMV) isolated from garter snake (Thamnophis spp.) kidneys. BLMV fraction exhibited high enrichment for the basolateral marker enzyme, Na(+)-K(+)-adenosinetriphosphatase (23-fold), with approximately 10% contamination by brush-border membranes. Taurine uptake into BLMV was specifically stimulated by inwardly directed Na+ gradient in the presence of Cl-. Equilibrium… CONTINUE READING