Effects of organic solutes on transmural PD and Na transport in freshwater prawn intestine.

Addition of 1 mM L-alanine or 0.5 mM D-glucose to the mucosal surface of freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) intestine rapidly increased transmural potential difference (PD) (serosa became more positive). Luminal perfusion with 1 mM D-alanine did not affect the spontaneous PD. Addition of 10 mM serosal L-alanine induced a slow elevation in PD with… CONTINUE READING