Validity of the Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz equation in paracellular ionic pathways of gallbladder epithelium

Pedro J Salas, Ester M. López

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Abstract

The Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz equation has been extensively used to determine cationic/anionic permeability ratios in the paracellular pathways of the gallbladder epithelium. Nevertheless, new experimental evidence suggests that none of the theoretical assumptions of the equation hold for these pathways. In order to assess the experimental validity of the Goldman equation the permeability ratios were calculated from zero-current diffusion potentials by means of the Goldman equation and compared with the cationic/anionic permeability ratios measured by simultaneous determinations of cation and anion tracer fluxes in the same membranes. The results indicate that the Goldman equation is empirically valid for the tested salts (KCl and RbCl) within the experimental range of concentrations (25 to 200 mM) at an electrochemical-potential difference of zero.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-182
Number of pages5
JournalBBA - Biomembranes
Volume691
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Anions
Cations
Permeability
Epithelium
Salts
Fluxes
Membranes

Keywords

  • (Toad gallbladder)
  • Cation channel
  • Epithelial membrane
  • Goldman equation
  • Paracellular ionic pathway
  • Permeability ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Cell Biology
  • Medicine(all)

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Validity of the Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz equation in paracellular ionic pathways of gallbladder epithelium. / Salas, Pedro J; López, Ester M.

In: BBA - Biomembranes, Vol. 691, No. 1, 24.09.1982, p. 178-182.

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