Diffusion Pathways in Oxygen Supply of Cardiac Muscle
In modelling oxygen transport in tissue, it is generally accepted that the oxygen in this medium has to be transported by diffusion. It is not quite clear, however, along which routes this O2 diffusion occurs. Such routes can be spatial and functional. A spatially different diffusion route is an alternative pathway in the tissue, whereas facilitated diffusion via binding to myoglobin is an example of a functionally different additional transport route. Examples of both types will be considered here.
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