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Identification of Na+/H+ exchangers in the gills of fishes

Edwards, Susan Laura. 2000, Identification of Na+/H+ exchangers in the gills of fishes, Ph.D. thesis, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Deakin University.

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Title Identification of Na+/H+ exchangers in the gills of fishes
Author Edwards, Susan Laura.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2000
Keyword(s) Osmoregulation
Gills - Physiology
Acid-base imbalances
Summary The exchange of sodium and protons across the gills of fishes has long been associated with osmoregulatory and acid-base regulatory mechanisms in both freshwater and marine fishes. This thesis identifies several types of sodium/proton exchangers in the gills of fishes from different taxonomic classes. In addition, it was observed that the expression of sodium/proton exchanger messenger RNA was upregulated for 24 hours following induced metabolic acidosis in the Atlantic hagfish suggesting that sodium/proton exchangers have functioned in acid/base regulation from early in vertebrate history.
Language eng
Description of original xi, 209 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 573.28
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027961

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