Sodium and Water Homeostasis

Comparative, Evolutionary and Genetic Models

  • Kelly Anne Hyndman
  • Thomas L. Pannabecker

Part of the Physiology in Health and Disease book series (PIHD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Kelly Anne Hyndman, Thomas L. Pannabecker
    Pages 1-3
  3. Emma T. B. Olesen, Marleen L. A. Kortenoeven, Robert A. Fenton
    Pages 43-72
  4. Jennifer C. Sullivan
    Pages 91-117
  5. Wararat Kittikulsuth, David M. Pollock
    Pages 141-157
  6. Alex S. Flynt, James G. Patton
    Pages 159-172
  7. Maria Angeles Baker, Domagoj Mladinov, Mingyu Liang
    Pages 173-190
  8. John Donald, Thomas L. Pannabecker
    Pages 191-211
  9. Mads Damkjær, Tobias Wang, Kristine H. Østergaard, Emil Brøndum, Ulrik Baandrup, Arne Hørlyck et al.
    Pages 233-253
  10. Jolanta Górska-Andrzejak, Milena Damulewicz, Elżbieta Pyza
    Pages 279-297
  11. Kristen Solocinski, Michelle L. Gumz
    Pages 299-316
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 317-325

About this book


This book presents cutting edge methods that provide insights into the pathways by which salt and water traverse cell membranes and flow in an orchestrated fashion amongst the many compartments of the body. It focuses on a number of molecular, cellular and whole animal studies that involve multiple physiological systems and shows how the internal milieu is regulated by multifactorial gene regulation, molecular signaling, and cell and organ architecture.

Topics covered include: water channels, the urinary concentrating mechanism, angiotensin, the endothelin system, miRNAs and MicroRNA in osmoregulation, desert-adapted mammals, the giraffe kidney, mosquito Malpighian tubules, and circadian rhythms. The book highlights how different approaches to explaining the same physiological processes greatly increase our understanding of these fundamental processes. Greater integration of comparative, evolutionary and genetic animal models in basic science and medical science will improve our overall grasp of the mechanisms of sodium and water balance.


Angiotensin Aquaporins Circadian rhythm Endothelin Homeostasis Ion transport Kidney Osmoregulation Urinary concentrating mechanism

Editors and affiliations

  • Kelly Anne Hyndman
    • 1
  • Thomas L. Pannabecker
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of Arizona Health Sciences CenterTucsonUSA

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