COVID-19 Update: We are currently shipping orders daily. However, due to transit disruptions in some geographies, deliveries may be delayed. To provide all customers with timely access to content, we are offering 50% off Science and Technology Print & eBook bundle options. Terms & conditions.
Intestinal Absorption of Metal Ions, Trace Elements and Radionuclides - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080157214, 9781483160047

Intestinal Absorption of Metal Ions, Trace Elements and Radionuclides

1st Edition

Editors: S. C. Skoryna D. Waldron-Edward
eBook ISBN: 9781483160047
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 448
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


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


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


No. of pages:
© Pergamon 1971
1st January 1971
eBook ISBN:

About the Editors

S. C. Skoryna

D. Waldron-Edward

Ratings and Reviews