Pentagastrin selectively modulates levels of mRNAs encoding apical H/K adenosine triphosphatase and basolateral Na-K-Cl cotransporter in rat gastric fundic mucosa.


Gastrin regulates gastric acid secretion and gastric mucosal cell proliferation. We hypothesized that pentagastrin administration would affect mRNA levels of two membrane proteins that are important during stimulated states of HCl secretion, the basolateral Na-K-Cl cotransporter (BSC) and the apical H/K adenosine triphosphatase (H/K).