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Salt and Water Transport by Gallbladder Epithelium

Handbook of Physiology, The Gastrointestinal System, Intestinal Absorption and Secretion

  1. Luis Reuss

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp060411

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Reuss, L. 2011. Salt and Water Transport by Gallbladder Epithelium. Comprehensive Physiology. 303–322.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Morphology
  • 2
    Basic Transport Functions
  • 3
    Mechanisms of Transepithelial Salt Transport
    • 3.1
      Basic Electrophysiology of Gallbladder Epithelium
    • 3.2
      Paracellular Pathway
    • 3.3
      Apical Cell Membrane
    • 3.4
      Basolateral Cell Membrane
    • 3.5
      Intracellular Ionic Activities
    • 3.6
      Transepithelial Ion Fluxes
    • 3.7
      Mechanisms of Salt Transport at Apical Membrane
    • 3.8
      Mechanisms of Salt Transport at Basolateral Membrane
  • 4
    Mechanisms of Transepithelial Water Transport
    • 4.1
      Pinocytotic Theory
    • 4.2
      Electroosmotic Theory
    • 4.3
      Osmotic Theory
  • 5
    Conclusions