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Epithelial Transport Physiology

  • George A. Gerencser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. George A. Gerencser
    Pages 1-28
  3. George A. Gerencser, Gregory A. Ahearn
    Pages 29-47
  4. Gregory A. Ahearn, Kenneth M. Sterling, Prabir K. Mandal, Barbara Roggenbeck
    Pages 49-71
  5. Michele G. Wheatly, Yongping Gao, Christopher M. Gillen
    Pages 73-90
  6. Brian D. Cain, Michelle L. Gumz, Deborah L. Zies, Amanda K. Welch
    Pages 225-243
  7. I. Jeanette Lynch, Charles S. Wingo
    Pages 245-270
  8. Michelle L. Gumz, Lisa R. Stow, Shen-Ling Xia
    Pages 271-297
  9. Chris I. Cheeseman
    Pages 323-352
  10. Bruce R. Stevens
    Pages 353-378
  11. Dmitri Y. Boudko
    Pages 379-472
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 473-488

About this book


The general theme of Epithelial Transport Physiology is epithelial transport of molecules and ions, which includes the regulation of these mechanisms either directly, through secondary messengers, or via nuclear commands.  Biologic transport of ions and, or, molecules across epithelial bio-membranes are mediated by proteins or protein-based molecules.  Over the past forty to forty-five years, the primary structures of many of these proteins have been elucidated.  One of the universalities that has emerged during this investigative process is the commonality of function amongst epithelial transporters up and down the phylogenetic tree of animals.  The central subject of Epithelial Transport Physiology is to provide a comprehensive, contemporary review of epithelial transport and the responsible transporter proteins, while elucidating the wide spectrum of new methods examining epithelial transporters such as patch clamping, reconstitution, molecular biology and molecular physiology that are now available for the application to epithelial plasma membrane systems.

Contributors to this volume were chosen by the editor, George A. Gerencser, and were selected for their outstanding accomplishments in the field, and for their clarity and breadth of presentation.  Epithelial Transport Physiology is directed to both basic and clinical scientists working in membrane transport and related areas, to graduate students and advanced undergraduates seeking a broad purview of the subject, and to other investigators and potential investigators seeking a vista of the new frontiers of molecular epithelial transporters.


ATP Amino acid Base Calcium molecular biology primary structure proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • George A. Gerencser
    • 1
  1. 1.College of MedicineUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleU.S.A.

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“Gerencser calls attention to the universality of transport protein functions across invertebrate and vertebrate taxa in Epithelial Transport Physiology. … this volume will be a resource for researchers who require working knowledge of the transporters and processes that have been covered. This textbook has the potential to enhance graduate-level classes with permissively extensive curricula. Without doubt, the transcendental view of transport physiology that Gerencser has presented will appeal to the curiosity of erudite physiologists and this volume will be a valuable addition to their collections.” (Jason R. Rock, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 86 (4), December, 2011)