Dec 1, 1987

Effects of bumetanide on chloride transport in human eccrine sweat ducts: implications for cystic fibrosis

Israel Journal of Medical Sciences
M M Reddy, P M Quinton

Abstract

The effect of the loop diuretic bumetanide on Cl- transport in the human reabsorptive sweat duct (RSD) was studied to determine the properties of Cl- transport in this tissue with an emphasis on its role in cystic fibrosis. Bumetanide (10(-4) M) in the bath decreased the NaCl reabsorption rate (+/- SE) from 235 +/- 72 to 77 +/- 24 pmol/min per mm (n = 10). Bumetanide in the lumen decreased the rate of NaCl reabsorption to a lesser extent from 132 +/- 17 to 84 +/- 16 pmol/min per mm (n = 9). At least part of this inhibition appears to be due to the inhibition of a Cl- conductance in the RSD, as evidenced by a significant increase in the specific resistance (Rt) of the tissue from 8.3 +/- 0.6 to 52.7 +/- 19.3 omega/cm2(n = 3) due to bumetanide in the bath. Luminal bumetanide also increased Rt but to a lesser degree [from 9.8 +/- 1.2 to 16.4 +/- 2.0 omega/cm2 (n = 3)]. Bumetanide also affected the transepithelial potential (Vt), hyperpolarizing it from -10.9 +/- 0.8 to -28.6 +/- 2.0 mV (n = 13). In ouabain-inhibited ducts, a threefold dilution of luminal NaCl concentration resulted in a -13.5 +/- 1.7 mV dilution diffusion potential which was abolished by bumetanide in the bath, indicating that bumetanide removed the anion selectiv...Continue Reading

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Entire Duct
Biochemical Pathway
Bumetanide
Entire Lumen of Body System
Eccrine Glands
Sweat
Specimen Type - Sweat
Resting Potentials
Ouabain
Process of Absorption

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