This list includes only a few of the large variety of organic anions and
cations secreted by kidney proximal tubules.
^Creatinine is an unusual compound because it is secreted by both or-
ganic anion and cation mechanisms. The creatinine molecule bears
negatively charged and positively charged groups at physiological pH
(it is a zwitterion), and this property may enable it to interact with
both secretory mechanisms.
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