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What is water-reabsorption in the PCT driven by?

• Solute reabsorption
• ENa (Na+ in)


What does the high water permeability of the PCT allow?

Reabsorption to be isoosmotic with plasma


What is the reabsorption of water in the PCT driven by? (3)

• Osmotic gradient established by sodium reabsorption
• Hydrostatic forces in interstitium
• Oncotic force in the peritubular capillaries - 20% of filtrate lost a glomerulus, but cells and proteins remain in the blood


Give three methods of autoregulation

• Myogenic action
• Tubulo-glomerular feedback
• Glomerulotubular balance


What is glomerulotubular balance?

• Glomerulotubular balance is the balance between glomerular filtration rate and the rate of reabsorption of solutes
• PCT can adjust the amount of sodium it reabsorbs (67%) in order to regulate any changes in glomerular filtration rate


How is more Na+ excreted if ECF volume increases?

• Increase in ECF volume causes
• Increase in cardiac output

Increase in GFR


How does Glumerulotubular balance work?

• Macula densa in JGA detect low osmolarity of Na+
• AG2 or prostaglandins release which act as a vasoconstrictor of afferent arterioles
• Reduces GFR


How are the descending limb and ascending limb of the loop of Henle different?

• Descending limb reabsorbs water but on NaCl
• Ascending limb reabsorbs NaCl but not water


What occurs in thin descending limb?

• Aquaporins secrete water from lumen to interstitium down conc grad provided by excretion of ions by thick ascending limb into interstitium


Give a structural features of the thin descending limb which facillitates the movement of water

• No tight junctions between cells, which allows paracellular reuptake


Give two transporters found in luminal side of thick ascending limb?

• NaKCC2
• ROMK (K+ out down conc grad)


Why is ROMK necessary on luminal aspect of thick ascending limb?

• To drive NaKCC2, which requires K+


What is NaKCC2 the target of, and what condition does this cause?

• Loop diuretics
• Increased loss of K+ in the urine causes hyperkalaemia


Give two transporters found in the ECF membrane of thick ascending limb

• Cl- transporters
• Na/K+ ATPase


Why is thick ascending limb particularly sensitive to hypoxia?

Uses more energy than anywhere else in nephron


Describe changes in concentration of filtrate from thin descending limb to the thick ascending limb

• Normal filtrate enters TDL
• Lots of water lost
• High conc
• Tal excretes large amount of ions
• Hypo-osmotic filtrate produced


Why is the thick ascending limb of the loop of henle known as the diluting segment?

• NaCl leaves filtrate without removal of water
• Tubule fluid leaving loop is hypo-osmotic compared to plasma


What is water reabsorption of early DCT based on?

• Active Na+ reabsorption
• Actively transported by NaCC transporter, driven by 3NaK+-ATPase


What is water permeability like in the Distal Convoluted Tubule?

• Fairly low


What major ion is reabsorbed in the early DCT?

• Ca2+


Outline the two transporters on the luminal side of early DCT

• NaCC transporter (Na+ in as well as Cl-)



Give three transporters found on ECF side of early DCT

• Cl-
• NCX (Ca2+ into ECF, Na+ in)
• Na+/K+ ATPase


What part of DCT is sensitive to thiazide diurectics?

NCC transporter


What drives reabsorption of Ca2+ in early DCT?

Parathyroid hormone


How does the fluid entering the DCT compare to the ECF?



What is water reabsorption in late DCT and collecting duct driven by?

Water permeability dependent on ADH


What are the two cell types found in late DCT and early collecting tubule?

• Principle cells (reabsorption of Na+ via Enac)
• Type B intercalated cells (active reabsorption of Chloride)


How is Na+ reabsorbed in collecting duct?

• Na+ pumped out into ECF by Na+/K+ATPase
• Drives eNaC (epithelial Na+ channel)


What are the two transporters found on luminal side of principle cells in late DCT and early collecting tubule?

• eNa (sodium in)
• ROMK (K+ out)


What proportion of collecting duct cells are principle?

• 70%