Ouabain-sensitive fluid accumulation and ion transport by rabbit blastocysts.

@article{Biggers1978OuabainsensitiveFA,
  title={Ouabain-sensitive fluid accumulation and ion transport by rabbit blastocysts.},
  author={John D. Biggers and Ron Borland and Claude P. Lechene},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1978},
  volume={280},
  pages={319-30}
}
1. By incubating 6-day post-coitum (p.c.) blastocysts in medium supplemented with either 20 mM-sucrose or 10 mM-KCl it was possible to show that the trophectoderm of the blastocyst prevents the concentration of K in the blastocoele fluid rising to external concentrations. 2. The concentrations of K in the blastocoele fluid are maintained predominantly by leakage of K from the trophoblast cells into the blastocoele and by ouabain-sensitive transport of K into the trophoblast cells from the… CONTINUE READING