To study changes in Na+ and fluid transport that occur soon after irradiation of the thorax, we used fluid-filled isolated rat lungs. Irradiation 15 Gy of 60Co doubled the fluid absorption rate across the alveolar epithelium within 2 weeks, but fluid absorption had returned to the baseline values by 3 weeks after irradiation. The timing of this change in fluid absorption was parallel to the time course of Na+ escape across alveolar epithelium and the two correlated closely. These data suggest that a dysfunction of alveolar epithelial Na+ transport is involved in the development of pulmonary edema after irradiation of the thorax.
|ジャーナル||Japanese Journal of Thoracic Diseases|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1997 4月 28|
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