Transport Across Multi-Membrane Systems

  • Gerhard Giebisch

Part of the Membrane Transport in Biology book series (MEMBRANE, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. H. H. Ussing, A. Leaf
    Pages 1-26
  3. D. Erlij, A. Martínez-Palomo
    Pages 27-53
  4. J. L. Oschman
    Pages 55-93
  5. E. A. C. MacRobbie
    Pages 95-124
  6. J. Gutknecht, D. F. Hastings, M. A. Bisson
    Pages 125-174
  7. D. Erlij, H. H. Ussing
    Pages 175-208
  8. S. H. P. Maddrell
    Pages 239-271
  9. K. Zerahn
    Pages 273-306
  10. E. M. Wright
    Pages 355-377
  11. J. Hess Thaysen
    Pages 379-413
  12. J. Hess Thaysen
    Pages 415-433
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 435-462

About this book


The contributions of this volume are concerned with transport phenomena in multimembrane systems and in simple epithelia. In addition to the very substan­ tial progress that has been made in the area of transport of fluid and solutes across artifical model membranes in vitro and across simple symmetrical cell membranes, much has been learned from studies of transport phenomena in multi membrane systems of higher complexity to be reviewed in this volume. It should be recalled that many of the fundamental conceptual and methodological problems of transport physiology have been successfully approached and defin­ ed by studying simple epithelia in vitro, and that the direction that research has taken has been affected in a major way by the cellular transport models that have evolved from this approach. Since then striking progress has been made in several areas. Not only have we been witnessing a keen and productive interest in the realtionship between fine structure and transport behavior in multimem­ brane systems but significant advancements have also been made in defining individual active and passive transport operations, in analysing cell ion activities and transport pools, and in describing the differences in transport functions that underly the membrane asymmetry and cell polarization of cells subserving di­ rectional transport.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gerhard Giebisch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyYale University, School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-46366-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46364-8
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