The Effect of Ouabain and External Potassium on the Ion Transport of Rabbit Red Cells

@article{Villamil1969TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Ouabain and External Potassium on the Ion Transport of Rabbit Red Cells},
  author={M. F. Villamil and Charles R. Kleeman},
  journal={The Journal of General Physiology},
  year={1969},
  volume={54},
  pages={576 - 588}
}
Na efflux of rabbit RBC is approximately 10 mmoles/kg wet weight. hr. One-half of this consists of a ouabain-insensitive exchange diffusion component. Ouabain inhibits 2.5 mmoles/kg.hr of Na efflux. K influx is 3.0 mmoles/kg.hr; 2.2 mmoles/kg.hr are inhibited by ouabain. In contrast with human RBC, ouabain inhibition of Na efflux and K influx of rabbit RBC… CONTINUE READING