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Pathways and Functions of Biliary Protein Secretion

Handbook of Physiology, The Gastrointestinal System, Salivary, Gastric, Pancreatic, and Hepatobiliary Secretion

  1. Albert L. Jones,
  2. Susan Jo Burwen

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp060332

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Jones, A. L. and Burwen, S. J. 2011. Pathways and Functions of Biliary Protein Secretion. Comprehensive Physiology. 663–675.

Author Information

  1. Cell Biology and Aging Section, Veterans Administration Medical Center and Departments of Anatomy, Medicine, and the Intestinal Immunology and Liver Centers, University of California, San Francisco, California, San Francisco, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011


The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Anatomy of Biliary Protein Secretion
    • 1.1
    • 1.2
  • 2
    Receptor-Mediated Endocytosis and Intracellular Transport Pathways
    • 2.1
      Lysosomal Degradation (Degradative Pathway)
    • 2.2
      Secretion of Intact Proteins into Bile (Transcellular Pathway)
    • 2.3
      Utilization by Hepatocytes
    • 2.4
      Mechanisms of Pathway Regulation
  • 3
    Role of The Cytoskeleton in Protein Transport by Hepatocytes
  • 4
    Functional Significance of Hepatobiliary Protein Secretion
    • 4.1
      Intestinal Immune Response
    • 4.2
      Biliary Cholesterol Metabolism
    • 4.3
      Pathophysiological Conditions
    • 4.4
      Functional Significance of Hepatobiliary Transport of Epidermal Growth Factor