Regulation of human red cell volume by linked cation fluxes

Abstract

Osmotic volume perturbations in human red blood cells lead to specific changes in cation fluxes. When the cells are shrunken, influx of both Na and K is increased and efflux of both cations is decreased. Thus, all four fluxes react to the stress in a cooperative sense to cause a net accumulation of cations so that water enters the cell to maintain osmotic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01867859

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