Intestinal Absorption of Metal Ions, Trace Elements and Radionuclides

Intestinal Absorption of Metal Ions, Trace Elements and Radionuclides

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Editors: S. C. Skoryna, D. Waldron-Edward
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160047

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Intestinal Absorption of Metal Ions, Trace Elements, and Radionuclides focuses on the transport of metal ions across biological membranes. The selection first discusses fundamental considerations of ion transport across biological membranes, including passage of ions through the pores of gels or membranes; mobilities of organic and inorganic ions in water; and complexing of alkali metal ions. The text then focuses on ion transport across membranes of high ionic selectivity and transmissivity and their uses in model studies; model systems for transcellular active transport; and detection and implications of active salt transport across biological membranes. The book takes a look at the intestinal absorption of sodium, calcium, and potassium, including sodium and potassium transport in the intestines; use of radioisotopes to assess intestinal flux of calcium in humans; and calcium and structure of cell membranes. The intestinal absorption of zinc, cobalt, and strontium and absorption of copper from the gastrointestinal tract are underscored. The selection is a recommendable source of data for readers interested in the transport of metal ions across biological membranes.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    List of Contributors



    Part I. Physiology of Absorption and Transport

    Ion Transport Across Biological Membranes—Some Fundamental Considerations

    Ion Transport Across Membranes of High Ionic Selectivity and Transmissivity and their Use in Model Studies of Biophysical Significance

    Model Systems for Transcellular Active Transport

    The Detection and Implications of Active Salt Transport Across Biological Membranes

    Electrolyte Fluxes and Electrical Potentials in Isolated Rat Intestine

    Organic Macromolecular Binders of Metal Ions

    Ion Transport in Plant Cells

    Part II. Absorption of Specific Metal Ions

    The Intestinal Absorption of Sodium and Potassium

    The Intestinal Absorption of Calcium

    Absorption of Iron and Chemically Related Metals in Vitro and in Vivo

    Intestinal Absorption of Magnesium

    Absorption of Copper from the Gastrointestinal Tract

    The Intestinal Absorption of Zinc

    Cobalt Absorption

    Gastrointestinal Absorption, Distribution, and Excretion of Radiocesium

    Intestinal Absorption of Strontium

    Aluminum, its Absorption, Distribution, and Effects on Phosphorus Metabolism

    Gastrointestinal Absorption and Tissue Retention of Radioruthenium

    Part III. Factors Affecting Metal Ion Absorption and Transport

    Effects of Inhibitors and Accelerators on Absorption of Intestinal Divalent Trace Metals

    The Effect of Bile, Bile Salts and Detergents on the Absorption of Calcium and other Cations

    Basis of Action of Hormones on Calcium Absorption

    Effects of pH and Counter-ion on Absorption of Metal Ions

    Vascular Factors in Metal Ion Absorption

    Fine Structure of the Intestinal Epithelial Cell in Iron Absorption

    Some Industrial Problems in Absorption and Excretion of Metal Ions (Lead, Cadmium, Mercury)

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160047

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S. C. Skoryna

D. Waldron-Edward

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