Author(s): Murphy VA
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Abstract A rapid simple technique for the measurement of Na+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+, PO4(3-), and Cl- was developed to analyze ion contents in the choroid plexus of the rat. The technique involves digestion in piperidine, precipitation of proteins with HClO4, and analysis of Na+, K+, Ca2+, and Mg2+ by atomic absorption spectroscopy and Cl- and PO4(3-) by visible spectroscopy. The coefficient of variation for the measurement of eight replicates was 1-3\% for all ions. Analysis of choroid plexuses from eight rats yielded coefficients of variation of about 6\% and the values for Na+, K+, and Cl- compared favorably to previous works. The analytical procedure described in this paper allows the determination of six major physiologic ions in rat choroid plexus (4 mg wet wt).
This article was published in Anal Biochem
and referenced in International Journal of Waste Resources