Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Goblet Cells

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1129

Goblet-shaped cells found in the midgut of some insects. They house a proton ATPase pump that pumps hydrogen into the goblet cavity. Potassium is exchanged for hydrogen in the goblet cells, a process that creates transmembrane voltages, creates a high midgut pH, and aids in absorption of amino acids released in digestion.

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