The epithelial Na(+) channel (ENaC) is related to the hypertonicity-induced Na(+) conductance in rat hepatocytes.

The epithelial Na(+) channel (ENaC) is composed of the subunits alpha, beta, and gamma [Canessa et al., Nature 367 (1994) 463-467] and typically exhibits a high affinity to amiloride [Canessa et al., Nature 361 (1993) 467-470]. When expressed in Xenopus oocytes, conflicting results were reported concerning the osmo-sensitivity of the channel [Ji et al., Am… CONTINUE READING