Swelling-activated K+ transport via two functionally distinct pathways in eel erythrocytes.

@article{Bursell1996SwellingactivatedKT,
  title={Swelling-activated K+ transport via two functionally distinct pathways in eel erythrocytes.},
  author={J D Bursell and Kehly D. Kirk},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={270 1 Pt 2},
  pages={R61-70}
}
Following osmotic swelling, erythrocytes from the European eel, Anguilla anguilla, underwent a regulatory volume decrease. This was prevented by replacement of Na+ with K+ in the suspending medium, consistent with a role for the (normally outward) electrochemical K+ gradient in the volume-regulatory response. The effect of cell swelling on K- transport in these cells was investigated using 86Rb+ as a tracer for K+. Osmotic swelling resulted in an increase in ouabain-insensitive K+ transport… CONTINUE READING