Molecular biology of water and salt regulation in the kidney

C. Esteva-Font, J. Ballarin, P. Fernández-Llama

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The kidney plays a central role in the regulation of the salt and water balance, which depends upon an array of solute and water transporters in the renal tubules and upon vascular elements in the various regions of the kidney. Many recent studies have improved our understanding of this process. In this review, we summarize the current data on the molecules involved in sodium and water transport in the renal tubules, focusing in particular on aquaporins and renal sodium transporters and channels. © Springer Basel AG 2011.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)683-695
JournalCellular and Molecular Life Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012


  • Aquaporins
  • Sodium channels
  • Sodium transporters
  • Water channels


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