The solute carrier 26 family of proteins in epithelial ion transport.


Transepithelial Cl(-) and HCO(3)(-) transport is critically important for the function of all epithelia and, when altered or ablated, leads to a number of diseases, including cystic fibrosis, congenital chloride diarrhea, deafness, and hypotension (78, 111, 119, 126). HCO(3)(-) is the biological buffer that maintains acid-base balance, thereby preventing… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/physiol.00037.2007


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