The impact of acetazolamide on renal ammoniagenesis and gluconeogenesis.


In view of recent reports suggesting that acetazolamide (ACZ) inhibits renal ammoniagenesis and the pentose phosphate pathway, its effects on renal metabolism were investigated with rat isolated perfused kidney and isolated cortical tubules. In the isolated kidney perfused with glutamine (2 mM) and glucose (5mM), ACZ (0.1 mM) resulted in a natriuresis and… (More)