Effect of reactive oxygen species on NH4+ permeation in Xenopus laevis oocytes.

To investigate the effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS) on NH4+ permeation in Xenopus laevis oocytes, we used intracellular double-barreled microelectrodes to monitor the changes in membrane potential (V(m)) and intracellular pH (pH(i)) induced by a 20 mM NH4Cl-containing solution. Under control conditions, NH4Cl exposure induced a large membrane… CONTINUE READING