Journal article

Cerebrospinal fluid sodium concentration and salt appetite.

RS Weisinger, DA Denton, MJ McKinley, AF Muller, E Tarjan

Brain Res | Published : 1985


Infusion into a lateral brain ventricle (IVT) of different hypertonic (0.7 M) saccharide solutions decreased [Na+] of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Increased Na appetite of moderately Na-deplete sheep was observed during infusion of mannitol, L-glucose or L-fucose, while no change was observed during infusion of D-glucose, D-fucose, D-mannose, 2-deoxy-D-glucose, 3-O-methyl-glucose or fructose. In other experiments, increased Na appetite was observed during infusion of 2.3 mM phlorizin (a relatively specific blocker of Na-coupled glucose transport into cells) or 2.3 mM phlorizin plus 0.7 M D-glucose. In addition, phlorizin eliminated the characteristic decrease in Na appetite but did not affect ..

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