Potassium depletion decreases the number of 3H-ouabain binding sites and the active Na-K transport in skeletal muscle

@article{Nrgaard1981PotassiumDD,
  title={Potassium depletion decreases the number of 3H-ouabain binding sites and the active Na-K transport in skeletal muscle},
  author={Aage N\orgaard and K. Kjeldsen and Torben Clausen},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1981},
  volume={293},
  pages={739-741}
}
During potassium depletion in rats, the skeletal muscles lose potassium and gain sodium, whereas the Na-K contents of the liver1, brain, cerebrospinal fluid2,3, erythrocytes and heart4 remain virtually constant for several weeks. Since the selective loss of potassium ions from the muscles may result from inhibition of the active Na-K transport5, it is of interest to determine whether potassium depletion is associated with a reduced capacity for Na-K pumping. This study explores this possibility… CONTINUE READING

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