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Altered Permeability of Cell Membranes

Handbook of Physiology, Reactions to Environmental Agents

  1. W. B. Kinter1,
  2. J. B. Pritchard2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp090136

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Kinter, W. B. and Pritchard, J. B. 2011. Altered Permeability of Cell Membranes. Comprehensive Physiology. 563–576.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salsbury Cove, Maine

  2. 2

    Department of Physiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Membrane Theory of Toxicity
  • 2
    Heavy Metals — Mercury and its Compounds
    • 2.1
      Passive Ion and Water Permeability of Cells
    • 2.2
      Carrier-Mediated Ion Transport
    • 2.3
      Inhibition of Other Transport Systems
    • 2.4
      Environmental Role
  • 3
    Organochlorines — DDT and its Metabolites
    • 3.1
      Passive Na+ and K+ Permeability of Axolemma
    • 3.2
      Active Na+ Transport in Epithelia and Cells
    • 3.3
      Inhibition of Other Active Transport Systems
  • 4
    Conclusions and Speculations