The Na-K-Cl cotransport in essential hypertension: cellular functions and genetic environment interactions.

The present paper examines factors involved in the expression of the Na-K-Cl cotransport system present in erythrocytes and in vascular cells. This transport system is modulated by vasoactive peptides such as atrial natriuretic factor and bradykinin in vascular smooth muscle and endothelial cells. The Vmax of the Na-K-Cl in human red cells displays large… CONTINUE READING