Renal cell-to-cell communication via extracellular ATP

Academic Article


  • In the kidney, macula densa cells communicate with the mesangial cell-afferent arteriolar smooth muscle cell complex through ATP signaling. This signaling process involves release of ATP across the macula densa basolateral membrane through a maxi anion channel and the interaction of ATP with purinergic P2 receptors. ©2005 Int. Union Physiol. Sci./Am. Physiol. Soc.
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  • Komlosi P; Fintha A; Darwin Bell P
  • Start Page

  • 86
  • End Page

  • 90
  • Volume

  • 20
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  • 2