Influence of ammonia on sodium absorption in rat proximal colon

@article{Cermak2000InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of ammonia on sodium absorption in rat proximal colon},
  author={Rainer Cermak and Claudia Lawnitzak and Erwin Scharrer},
  journal={Pfl{\"u}gers Archiv},
  year={2000},
  volume={440},
  pages={619-626}
}
The influence of ammonia on sodium and chloride fluxes in rat proximal colon was studied in Ussing chamber experiments. Under short-circuit conditions, the proximal colon absorbed sodium and secreted chloride. The presence of ammonia (30 mmol l–1 mucosal) diminished Na+ absorption, but had hardly any influence on Cl– fluxes. Blocking the apical Na+/H… CONTINUE READING