sodium lithium countertransport

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The sodium-stimulated lithium efflux (sodium lithium countertransport, SLC, Na/LiCT) from lithium-loaded erythrocytes, is elevated in patients with essential hypertension and diabetes mellitus. A candidate molecule is solute-carrier SLC34A2. (NB ‘SLC’ usually indicates molecules of the solute carrier family and not sodium lithium countertransport).

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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