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Renal Ion Channels

Handbook of Physiology, Renal Physiology

  1. Lawrence G. Palmer

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp080116

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Palmer, L. G. 2011. Renal Ion Channels. Comprehensive Physiology. 715–738.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Historical Overview
  • 2
    What is an Ion Channel?
  • 3
    Techniques for Studying Ion Channels
    • 3.1
      Fluctuation (Noise) Analysis
    • 3.2
      Reconstitution in Lipid Bilayers
    • 3.3
      Patch-Clamp
    • 3.4
      Application of the Patch-Clamp to Renal Tubules
    • 3.5
      Parameters Derived from Patch-Clamp Measurements
  • 4
    Ion Channels Along the Nephron
    • 4.1
      Proximal Tubule
    • 4.2
      Thick Ascending Limb/Diluting Segment
    • 4.3
      Collecting Tubule/Urinary Bladder
    • 4.4
      Channels in Cell Volume Homeostasis
  • 5
    Summary