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P J Bentley; O2 consumption of the amphibian cornea: relationship to Na+ and Cl- and the presence of drugs.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1977;16(3):229-231.
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Thirty percent of the O2 consumption of the amphibian cornea was Na-dependent. Ouabain, in the presence but not the absence of this cation, inhibits O2 uptake by about 30 patient. In contrast, neither the presence of Cl- nor drugs which stimulate (adrenaline, theophylline) or inhibit (furosemide, thiocyanate) active transport of this anion had detectable effects on O2 consumption.
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