Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)

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Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)

Post by biocupid » Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:18 am

How can antidiuretic hormone increases the permeability of the distal convoluted tubule?
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Post by dark_angel » Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:58 am

Well I guess that it modifies the conformation of the channel proteins for water.

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Post by Poison » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:04 am

increases the number of open aquaporins.
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Post by biocupid » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:05 pm

aquaporin? Can u explain it in details?
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Post by dark_angel » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:09 pm

Aquaporin is a water channel protein (transmembranar proteins that allow facilitated diffusion of water)

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