KCl absorption in insect hindgut 73


The hindgut of the desert locust possesses an unusual chloride transport system. The isolated locust rectum absorbs chloride from the mucosal (lumen) to the serosal (haemolymph) side at a rate which is equal to the short-circuit current (IK). Net chloride transport (jSt) persists in nominally Na-free or HCO3(COz)-free saline, is insensitive to normal… (More)

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