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. 1990;29(4):339-45.

[Isotope Study of in Vitro K(+) Uptake and Release of Erythrocytes in Juvenile Diabetes With 86Rb]

[Article in German]
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[Isotope Study of in Vitro K(+) Uptake and Release of Erythrocytes in Juvenile Diabetes With 86Rb]

[Article in German]
F Román et al. Padiatr Grenzgeb. .

Abstract

In order to determine the reasons for a previously observed elevated intracellular Na+ and a decreased K+ level, the K+ uptake and release of the red blood cells in type I diabetics were examined with 86Rb. The K+ release and the ouabain-insensitive K+ uptake were different from those in the controls. Under the present experimental conditions, there was no decrease in ouabain-sensitive K+ uptake indicative of the activity of K+, Na(+)-ATPase. Likewise, an elevated activity normalizing a lower K+ level could not be detected. Further, there were no significant differences in the reaction kinetic parameters: KM[diab.]:4.21 +/- 1.38 mM/l, KM[contr.]:4.14 +/- 0.99 mM/l Vmax[diab.]:2259 +/- 326 nmol/ml red blood cell/hour Vmax[contr.]:2354 +/- 462 nmol/ml red blood cell/hour. These alterations are regarded as partial phenomena of the complex membrane function disturbances in diabetic red blood cells.

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