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Why must Na excretion be able to change in the kidney?

-In order to maintain Na balance and match ingestion to excretion


Why must water and salt be added/removed together?

-If you removed one or the other you would change the osmolarity of plasma so addition/removal needs to be isotonic


What effect does osmotic and hydrostatic pressure of the peritubular capillaries have on Na reabsorption in PCT?

-If they are reduced it promotes Na and water reabsorption
-If they are increased it inhibits Na and water reabsorption


What are the target cells of aldosterone?

-Principle cells of late DCT and CD


What is the connection between Na and Cl reabsorption?

-NaKATPase on basolat geeratea Na gradient
-Na resorption occurs down its gradient with Cl accompanying it to maintain electro-neutrality


Name the transporters found in the PCT?



Name the transporter of LoH?



Name the transporter of DCT



Name the transport channel of late DCT and CD



Why is it significant that the tubular cells are polarised?

-Stop transporters from switching membranes


What governs uptake of solutes into peritubular capillaries?

-Concentration gradient


What is the difference between S1 of PCT and S2?

-Different apical Na transporters


What transporters are involved in S1 of pct?

-NaKATPase and NaHCO3 on basolat
-NHE, Na:glu, Na:a'a and NaPi on apical


What happens to the concentration of Cl and Urea in S1? What affect does this have on S2?

-Increases to compensate for loss of glucose
-Creates a conc gradient for chloride reabsorption in S2-3


What transporters are involved in S2 of pct?

-NaKATPase on basolat
-NHE, paracellular Cl-, Transcellular Cl-


What drives water reabsorption into peritubular capillaries?

-Osmotic gradient caused by solute reabsorption
-Hydrostatic force of interstitium
-Oncotic pressure in peritubular capillary


What is glomerulotubular balance?

-A mechanism to control Na excretion in proportion to the volume of ultrafiltrate
-ie Blunts Na excretion response to any GFR change ->67% of Na in PCT always resorbed regardless of volume of ultrafiltrate


How is the medulla specialised for H2O reabsorption? What does this achieve?

-Has an increasing osmolarity into the medulla so water is drawn out of descending limb of loop of henle creating a hyperosmotic filtrate at the bottom of the loop


Why is it significant that the filtrate is hyperosmotic at the bottom of the loop of henle?

-Creates a concentration gradient for solutes so they can be pumped out of the ascending limb


Which limb in the loop of henle is impermeable to water?



Describe Na reabsorption in the ascending limb of loop of henle

-Na reabsorption is passive in the thin ascending limb through paracellular means
-Na reabsorption is active in the thick ascending limb by NaKATPase generating a gradient for NKCC2


How does K diffuse back into the interstitium from the thick ascending limb? Why is this vital?

-Leaky RomK channels allow K to diffuse out of tubule cells back into the filtrate
-Vital because NKCC2 uses K from the filtrate to function and pump Na into the tubule cell


Which part of the nephron is most sensitive to hypoxia and why?

-Thick ascending limb
-Uses alot of energy to function NKCC2 and NaKATPase


What is significant about solute and water reabsorption in the loop of henle?

-Solute and water reabsorption is separated in the loop


Describe the filtrate at the top of the ascending limb of loop of henle



What is the function of the DCT?

-Fine-tune the filtrate to allow extra absorption of solutes and water


What determines that water permeability of late DCT and CD?



What diuretics target NCCT?



How much Na is reabsorbed in DCT?



Besides from Na, what other main solute is absorbed in DCT? What controls this?