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Transmembrane Cation Transport: An Approach to the Study of the Molecular Basis of Hypertension

  • L. Mazzanti
  • R. A. Rabini
  • N. Cester
  • C. Romanini
  • E. Bertoli
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Abstract

The cause and pathophysiological events of pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) remain controversial. The outstanding clinical features of this condition seem to be an increased vascular reactivity, vasoconstriction, decrement of plasma volume, and expansion of the interstitial fluid (Lindheimer and Katz 1985). Such alterations may be due to an abnormal sodium distribution between the interstitial and intravascular compartments.

Keywords

ATPase Activity Erythrocyte Membrane Sodium Transport Heparinized Blood Sample Microvillus Membrane 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Mazzanti
    • 1
  • R. A. Rabini
    • 1
  • N. Cester
    • 2
  • C. Romanini
    • 2
  • E. Bertoli
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of BiochemistryUniversity of Ancona, School of MedicineAnconaItaly
  2. 2.Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Ancona, School of MedicineAnconaItaly

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