loop of Henle

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loop of Hen·le

A U-shaped segment of the nephron in a vertebrate kidney that functions in water resorption.

[After Friedrich Gustav Jacob Henle (1809-1885), German pathologist.]

loop′ of Hen′le

(ˈhɛn li)
the part of a kidney tubule that loops from the cortex into the medulla of the kidney.
[1880–85; after French. German. J. Henle (1809–85), German pathologist]
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In the kidney, AQP1 is localized to the apical and basolateral membrane of epithelial cells in the proximal tubule and descending thin limb of Henle's loop (Ansa nephroni or nephron loop) where it reabsorbs the vast majority of filtered water (Nielsen et al., 1993; Zhai et al., 2007; Kortenoeven & Fenton).
En el rinon, la AQP1 se localiza en la membrana apical y basolateral de las celulas epiteliales, en el tubulo proximal y en el segmento descendente del Ansa nephroni o asa nefronica (asa de Henle), donde reabsorbe la gran mayoria de agua filtrada.