Transporting Epithelia

Transporting Epithelia

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Author: Michael Berridge
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323161152

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Transporting Epithelia summarizes the progress that has been made in understanding a wide range of epithelial transport systems. This book discusses the epithelia involved in osmotic and ionic regulation from protonephridia to the mammalian kidney. It also explains the digestive and absorptive epithelia, as well as the epithelia that produce special secretions, such as milk, endolymph, aqueous humor, cerebrospinal fluid, sweat, and tears. Furthermore, this book describes the role of the epithelium in the physiology of the animal and the structure of the epithelium. Then, the structure of the epithelium is correlated with its physiological properties. This book will be valuable both for teaching and as a reference for research workers interested in comparative aspects of transport phenomena.

Table of Contents

  • Series Preface




    Transfer across Membranes

    Water Movement across Epithelia

    Solute-Solvent Interactions in Epithelia

    Sweeping-in Effect

    Osmotic Filtration


    Solute Recycling

    Anomalous Solvent Drag

    Structural Characteristics of Transporting Cells

    Membrane Asymmetry



    Myoid Elements

    Conclusions and Perspectives

    Osmoregulation and Excretion


    Invertebrate Segmental Organs

    Invertebrate Extarenal Organs

    Insect Malpighian Tubule

    Insect Rectum

    Insect Goblet Cell

    Amphibian Epidermis

    Amphibian Urinary Bladder

    Salt Gland

    Rectal Gland of Elasmobranch Fish

    Fish Gills

    Mammalian Kidney

    Aglomerular Kidney of Marine Teleosts

    Reptilian Kidney

    Digestion and Absorption

    Mammalian Salivary Gland

    Insect Salivary Gland

    Parietal Cell of Vertebrate Stomach

    Vertebrate Liver

    Vertebrate Gallbladder

    Vertebrate Exocrine Pancreas

    Vertebrate Small Intestine

    Insect Midgut


    Special Secretions

    Choroid Plexus

    Stria Vascularis of the Vertebrate Inner Ear

    Mammary Gland

    Sweat Glands

    Ciliary Epithelium of Vertebrate Eye



    Supplementary References


Product details

  • No. of pages: 96
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323161152

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