Effects of temperature on anion distribution in perfused rat, guinea-pig and hamster ventricle

D. D. Macchia, P. W. Bankston

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Ventricular tissue from rats, guinea-pigs and hamsters were found to be more anion permeable when perfused and superfused with Ringer's solution at 22°C rather than 36°C. When the perfusate temperature was 36°C the anion permeability of the in vitro rat and guinea-pig ventricle approximated that found in situ. Further, the anion permeability of the rat and guinea-pig heart was found not to be influenced by the absence of plasma proteins in the perfusate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1291-1293
Number of pages3
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1983


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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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