Intestinal Transport

Fundamental and Comparative Aspects

  • M. Gilles-Baillien
  • R. Gilles
Conference proceedings

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introductory Survey

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. From the Whole Epithelium to Isolated Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. M. W. Smith, F. V. Sepúlveda, J. Y. F. Paterson
      Pages 46-63
    3. J. W. L. Robinson, G. van Melle, S. Johansen
      Pages 64-75
    4. F. Lauterbach
      Pages 76-86
  4. Brush Border and Basolateral Membranes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. E. M. Wright, R. D. Gunther, J. D. Kaunitz, B. R. Stevens, V. Harms, H. J. Ross et al.
      Pages 122-132
    3. H. Murer, J. Biber, V. Scalera, G. Cassano, B. Stieger, G. Danisi et al.
      Pages 133-146
  5. Regulation of Intestinal Transport

  6. Comparative Aspects of Intestinal Transport

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 369-375

About these proceedings


The aim of this symposium was to provide a framework for fruitful discussion on intestinal transport, not only for advanced scientists but also for younger people starting in this field of research. Invited lectures, communications and poster presentations were focused on four central themes, all treating the prop­ erties of the sole intestinal epithelium, deliberately leaving aside problems dealing with more integrative functions of the whole intestine. The importance of motility or blood circulation, for instance, is certainly capital in the overall intestinal function, but these aspects by themselves deserve another meeting. This volume has compiled the manuscripts of the invited lectures which sub­ stantially comprised the four sessions of the Symposium. Part 1 is designed to emphasize actual knowledge of the transport of water, inorganic as well as organic ions and molecules across the isolated intestinal epithelium. An enormous wave of investigations has emerged from studies per­ formed with "Ussing chambers", which roused interest in studies on absorption mechanisms and subsequently on secretory processes. This has triggered off a trend to research on isolated cells as absorption and secretion are the main func­ tion of the different cell types constituting the intestinal epithelium. In this first session not only the importance of the parallel arrangement of these different cellular entities is stressed, but also the role played by the paracellular route.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Gilles-Baillien
    • 1
  • R. Gilles
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of General and Comparative BiochemistryUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  2. 2.Laboratory of Animal PhysiologyUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69111-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69109-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6625
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