Fluid absorption by rat lung in situ: pathways for sodium entry in the luminal membrane of alveolar epithelium.

@article{Basset1987FluidAB,
  title={Fluid absorption by rat lung in situ: pathways for sodium entry in the luminal membrane of alveolar epithelium.},
  author={Guy Basset and Clarissa Crone and Georges Saumon},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={384},
  pages={325-45}
}
1. The purpose of the investigation was to characterize the luminal membrane and the paracellular pathway of rat lung alveolar epithelium. Experiments were performed on lungs in situ instilled with isotonic, buffered Ringer solution and perfused with blood from a donor rat using cross-circulation technique. 2. The rate of active Na+ transport was 4.4 pmol/(cm2s). The fluid absorption was 156 nl/s, and was unaffected by the presence of protein in the instillate (166 nl/s). In the absence of Na… CONTINUE READING