Subtotal nephrectomy alters tubular function: effect of phosphorus restriction.

Few studies have examined tubular function after subtotal nephrectomy (Nx) and conservative treatments. The effects of 70% and 80% Nx (associated with dietary phosphate restriction in the latter case) on the apical brush border membrane (BBM) enzymes 5'-nucleotidase, gamma glutamyl-transferase and alkaline-phosphatase, and one BBM Na-phosphate cotransporter… CONTINUE READING