The contribution of lymphatic drainage through the stomata of parietal mesothelium to the overall removal of labeled albumin from the pleural space was found 89% in sheep with very large hydrothoraces (10 ml/kg), a condition involving a approximately 20 times increase in lymphatic drainage [Broaddus et al., J. Appl. Physiol. 64 (1988) 384]. We determined this contribution in anesthetized rabbits with small (0.12 ml/kg) and large (2.4 ml/kg) hydrothoraces of Ringer-albumin with labeled albumin and labeled dextran-2000 kDa. This dextran was used as marker of liquid removal through the stomata because it should essentially leave the pleural space through the stomata only, owing to its size. The removal of labeled albumin by lymphatic drainage through the stomata was 39% of the overall removal in the small hydrothoraces, and 64% in the large ones. Hence, lymphatic drainage through the stomata does not contribute most of protein and liquid removal from the pleural space under physiological conditions, as it has been maintained. It markedly increases with the increase in pleural liquid volume.
|Titolo:||Contribution of lymphatic drainage through stomata to albumin removal from pleural space|
|Autori interni:||BODEGA, FRANCESCAROMANA (Primo)|
AGOSTONI, EMILIO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Albumin removal; Convection; Diffusion; Lymphatic drainage; Mammals; Mesothelium; Pleura; Rabbits; Stomata; Transcytosis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/09 - Fisiologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.resp.2004.06.015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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