Molecular and functional characterization of a urea transporter from the kidney of the Atlantic stingray.

@article{Janech2003MolecularAF,
  title={Molecular and functional characterization of a urea transporter from the kidney of the Atlantic stingray.},
  author={Michael G Janech and Wayne R. Fitzgibbon and Ruihua Chen and Mark Walter Nowak and Donald H. Miller and Richard V. Paul and David W. Ploth},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Renal physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={284 5},
  pages={F996-F1005}
}
In general, marine elasmobranch fishes (sharks, skates, and rays) maintain body fluid osmolality above seawater, principally by retaining large amounts of urea. Maintenance of the high urea concentration is due in large part to efficient renal urea reabsorption. Regulation of renal urea reabsorption also appears to play a role in maintenance of fluid homeostasis of elasmobranchs that move between habitats of different salinities. We identified and cloned a novel 2.7-kb cDNA from the kidney of… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 24 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 48 references

Identification of a putative urea transporter (skUT) from the kidney of the winter skate, Leucoraja ocellata

  • H Gefroh, MG Janech, JA Sulikowski, DW Ploth, WR. Fitzgibbon
  • Abstr Int Union Physiol Sci,
  • 2001
1 Excerpt

Urea transport. In: Nitrogen Excretion, edited by Wright PA and Anderson P

  • PJ Walsh, CP Smith
  • San Diego, CA: Academic,
  • 2001
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…