Kinetics of chloride transport across fish red blood cell membranes

The Journal of experimental biology

PubMedID: 9320152

Jensen F, Brahm J. Kinetics of chloride transport across fish red blood cell membranes. J Exp Biol. 1997;198(Pt 10):2237-44.
The continuous flow tube method was used to investigate the kinetics of chloride transport, and its potential oxygenation-dependency, in red blood cells (RBCs) from four teleost fish species and man. A significant interspecific variation in Cl- transport kinetics was found. At 15 °C, the rate constant k for unidirectional 36Cl- efflux was significantly lower in RBCs from eel and carp than in RBCs from rainbow trout and Atlantic cod. The values of k of cod RBCs at 15 °C and of human RBCs at 37 °C were not significantly different. The volume and surface area of the RBCs were evaluated and used to calculate the apparent membrane permeability to Cl- (PCl). The magnitude of PCl followed the sequence: eel