Evaluation of bicarbonate transport in rat distal tubule: effects of acid-base status.

@article{Lucci1982EvaluationOB,
  title={Evaluation of bicarbonate transport in rat distal tubule: effects of acid-base status.},
  author={Marco Lucci and L R Pucacco and Nicholle Carter and Thomas D Dubose},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1982},
  volume={243 4},
  pages={F335-41}
}
Previous micropuncture studies utilizing indirect methods to estimate bicarbonate transport in the rat superficial distal tubule have indicated that the distal bicarbonate reabsorptive process normally operates well below the saturation level. Recent studies from our laboratory failed to demonstrate a spontaneous acid disequilibrium pH in this segment, implying that the bicarbonate reabsorptive rate was less than previously estimated. The purpose of the present experiments were 1) to measure… CONTINUE READING