Henle's loop


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Henle's loop

(ˈhɛnlɪz)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy See loop110b
[C19: named after F. G. J. Henle (1809–85), German anatomist]
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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).
Acquired BS is clinically similar to the autosomal dominant phenotypic variant, that is, type 5 Bartter syndrome, which is due to a gain-of-function mutation in the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) in the thick ascending limb (TAL) of Henle's loop [6].
The active transport of sodium chloride in the thick ascending limb of Henle's loop occurs mainly through the Na-K-2Cl cotransporter type 2 (NKCC2).
Fluid reabsorption from proximal tubules, descending thin limbs of Henle's loop, and collecting ducts and fluid flows across renal capillary endothelia (the vasa recta) are critical for minimizing urinary water loss from the body.