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Microlymphatic Biology

Handbook of Physiology, The Cardiovascular System, Microcirculation

  1. David C Zawieja1,
  2. Pierre-Yves von der Weid2,
  3. Anatoliy A Gashev1

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp020405

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Zawieja, D. C., von der Weid, P.-Y. and Gashev, A. A. 2011. Microlymphatic Biology. Comprehensive Physiology. 125–158.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Systems Biology and Translational Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Temple, TX, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Structural Organization
    • 2.1
      Initial Lymphatics
    • 2.2
      Collecting Lymphatics
  • 3
    Functional Principles
    • 3.1
      Lymphatic endothelium
    • 3.2
      Lymphatic Muscle
    • 3.3
      Lymph Composition and Formation
    • 3.4
      Lymph Pressure-Flow Relationships
  • 4
    Microlymphatic Function in Specific Organs
    • 4.1
      Nodal Immune Cell Transport
    • 4.2
      Role of Lymphatic Vessels in Brain Fluid Exchange
    • 4.3
      Intestinal Lacteal Lipid Transport
    • 4.4
      Role of Lymphatics in Intestinal Inflammation
  • 5
    Summary