Postnatal development of colonic electrolyte transport in rabbits.

  title={Postnatal development of colonic electrolyte transport in rabbits.},
  author={Edward O'loughlin and D M Hunt and D J Kreutzmann},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  volume={258 3 Pt 1},
Postnatal changes in adrenal gluco- and mineralocorticoid secretion and colonic sodium and chloride transport were examined. New Zealand White rabbits, age 10-14, 18-22, and 25-30 days, and adult animals (6-10 wk) were studied. Serum cortisol, corticosterone, aldosterone, and mucosal Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase activities were measured in each age group. Transport studies were performed in vitro under short-circuited conditions in distal colon at all age groups and in proximal colon in days 10-14 and 18… CONTINUE READING