Transport Processes, Iono- and Osmoregulation

Current Comparative Approaches

  • Raymond Gilles
  • Michelle Gilles-Baillien
Conference proceedings

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Regulation of Ion Transport Across Epithelial Membranes

  3. Mineralocorticoid Control of Ion Transport — Role in NaCl Adaptation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. E. G. Schneider, R. E. Taylor Jr., K. J. Radke
      Pages 66-80
    3. R. Beauwens, J. Crabbé
      Pages 94-107
    4. E. Skadhauge, W. Clauss, S. S. Arnason, D. H. Thomas
      Pages 118-133
  4. Ion Transport Across Gills: Comparative Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. L. E. Burnett, T. N. Dunn, R. L. Infantino Jr.
      Pages 159-168
    3. T. J. Shuttleworth
      Pages 194-203
  5. Intestinal Transport: Comparative Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. W. H. Karasov, R. K. Buddington, J. M. Diamond
      Pages 227-239
    3. R. Bakker
      Pages 240-250
    4. G. A. Gerencser
      Pages 251-264
  6. The Exchange of Organic Substances Between Animal Organisms and Their Environment

  7. Cell Volume Control Processes: Comparative Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Cell Volume Maintenance and Regulation

      1. J. E. Treherne
        Pages 376-388
      2. J. C. Ellory, A. C. Hall, G. W. Stewart
        Pages 401-410
    3. Organic Osmotic Effectors and Buffer Substances

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 479-483

About these proceedings


This volume is one of those published from the proceedings of the invited lectures to the First International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry I organized at Liege (Belgium) in August 1984 under the auspices of the Section of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry of the International Union of Biological Sciences. In a general foreword to these different volumes, it seems to me appropriate to consider briefly what may be the comparative approach. Living organisms, beyond the diversity of their morphological forms, have evolved a widespread range of basic solutions to cope with the different problems, both organismal and environmental with which they are faced. Soon after the turn of the century, some biologists realized that these solutions can be best comprehended in the frame­ work of a comparative approach integrating results of physiological and biochemical studies done at the organismic, cellular and molecular levels. The development of this approach amongst both physiologists and biochemists remained, however, extremely slow until recently.


Transport biochemistry development osmoregulation physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Raymond Gilles
    • 1
  • Michelle Gilles-Baillien
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Animal PhysiologyUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  2. 2.Laboratory of General and Comparative BiochemistryUniversity of LiègeLiégeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70615-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70613-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6625
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