ATP sensitive potassium channels (K(ATP)) modulate Na, K and Cl reabsorption in the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle and K secretion in the cortical collecting tubule. Inhibition of potassium recycling in the apical membrane of the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle interferes with sodium reabsorption and suppression of the apical potassium conductance in principal cells of the cortical collecting tubule and reduces potassium secretion. Both potassium recycling and potassium secretion depend critically on the activity of K(ATP), and recent studies indicate that the sulfonylurea compound glyburide, a known K(ATP) channel blocker, is diuretic but does not produce kaliuresis.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics|
|State||Published - 1995|