The Journal of Membrane Biology

, Volume 113, Issue 1, pp 49–56 | Cite as

Cl transport in basolateral renal medullary vesicles: I. Cl transport in intact vesicles

  • John M. Bayliss
  • W. Brian Reeves
  • Thomas E. Andreoli


This paper provides the results of studies which characterized conductive36Cl flux in basolaterally enriched membrane vesicles prepared from rabbit renal outer medulla. Conductive36Cl uptake was studied under two different experimental conditions. In the first,36Cl flux was driven by an inside positive voltage created with oppositely directed Cl and gluconate gradients. In the second, an inwardly direct K+ gradient was used to drive36Cl uptake. By these two methods, voltage-sensitive36Cl uptake was shown to comprise about 45 and 65%, respectively, of the initial rates of total36Cl flux. Separate paired studies demonstrated that the conductive36Cl uptake was inhibited by the Cl channel blocker diphenylamine-2-carboxylate (DPC) with an IC50 for DPC of 154 μm. The voltagedependent36Cl uptake had an activation energy of 6.4 kcal/mole. This36Cl conductance had an anion selectivity sequence of I>Cl≧NO 3 ≫gluconate.

Key Words

Cl channels/bilayers Cl channels/vesicles thick ascending limb rectification channel conductance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Bayliss
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. Brian Reeves
    • 1
    • 2
  • Thomas E. Andreoli
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of Arkansas College of MedicineLittle Rock
  2. 2.John L. McClellan Veterans Administration HospitalLittle Rock

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