Separation of rabbit ileum mucus secretion from electrolyte and water secretion by cholera enterotoxin, verapamil and A23187.


Net water, Na+, Cl- and HCO3- fluxes were measured in in vivo rabbit ileal loops, while mucus secretion was assessed by measuring the glycoprotein or total sialic acid secreted into the lumen, or by measuring the luminal fluid viscosity. Inoculating loops with cholera enterotoxin (CT) produced a sustained secretion of electrolytes and water, but a more… (More)