VBMS Special Seminar


Dirk Weihrauch, Professor, U of Manitoba presents: "Ammonia transport systems: Lessons from the invertebrate world"

The presentation will summarize our findings on the transport of toxic ammonia over the gill epithelium in a marine crab.  Using gill perfusion experiments, electrical measurements of the short circuit current and conductance, microarrays, qPCR, immunohistochemistry and heterologous expression systems, we discovered a microtubule-dependent transport mechanism, but also a yet not described highly conserved novel NH4+ transporter. In addition, ammonia transports in the insect and mammalian intestine will be discussed.

Event Details

09:30 AM - 10:30 AM CST
Room 2302