Cellular electrolyte and volume changes induced by acidosis in the rabbit proximal straight tubule.

Cellular acidosis induced either by high Pco2 or by low HCO3- concentrations has been shown to cause cell swelling in isolated, lumen-collapsed, S2 segments of the rabbit proximal tubule (Sullivan et al., Am J Physiol 1990; 258: F831-F839). The swelling is not followed by a volume regulatory response. The ionic basis of the swelling has been investigated by… (More)