Secondary regulatory volume increase conferred on Xenopus oocytes by expression of AE2 anion exchanger.


Xenopus oocytes lack volume regulation and Cl/anion-exchange (AE) activity but express endogenous Na+/H+ exchange (NHE). We postulated that expression in oocytes of heterologous anion exchangers might allow regulatory volume increase (RVI) via functional coupling with endogenous NHE. Expression of neither erythroid nor kidney isoforms of AE1 conferred any… (More)