Characterization of chloride uptake in Drosophila Kc cells

Ann C. Sherwood, Kathleen John-Alder, Marilyn M. Sanders

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Drosophila Kc cells use at least two mechanisms for chloride uptake. These transport systems can be distinguished by their kinetic properties and by their differential sensitivity to various drugs. One transport system predominates at [Cl]0 below 30 mM and is greater than fivefold more sensitive to disulfonic stilbenes than the second system. At [Cl]0 above 30 mM, the predominant uptake mechanism is inhibited by vanadate and nitrate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)500-506
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cellular Physiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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