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Transport of Weak Electrolytes

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

  1. Gerhard Rechkemmer

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp060415

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Rechkemmer, G. 2011. Transport of Weak Electrolytes. Comprehensive Physiology. 371–388.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Federal Republic of Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    General Principles
    • 1.1
      Ionization and pH
    • 1.2
      Polarity and Partition Coefficient
    • 1.3
      Determinants of Passive Transport
  • 2
    Unstirred Layer—A Diffusion Barrier
  • 3
    Acid Microclimate
  • 4
    Paracellular Pathway
  • 5
    Apical and Basolateral Membrane Properties
    • 5.1
      Active or Passive Transport of Short-Chain Fatty Acids?
    • 5.2
      Lipid Composition
    • 5.3
      Three-Compartment Model
  • 6
    Subepithelial Barrier
  • 7
    Conclusions