Movements of Salts and Water into Cysts in Polycystic Kidney Disease

  • Jared Grantham


The cysts in polycystic kidney disease (PKD) derive from different nephron segments (Potter, 1972; Lambert, 1947; Bricker and Patton, 1955). Recent studies from our laboratory confirmed the earlier study of Gardner (1969) which showed that the cysts are capable of maintaining steep solute concentration gradients between cyst fluid (CF) and plasma (Cuppage et al., 1980; Huseman et al., 1980).


Cyst Wall Polycystic Kidney Disease Cyst Fluid Fluid Secretion Nephron Segment 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jared Grantham
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  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Kansas School of MedicineKansas CityUSA

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