Detailed Characterization of Membrane Digestion in Higher Animals

  • Aleksandr M. Ugolev


In this chapter we dwell in greater detail on such problems as the interrelationship of membrane digestion with cavital digestion and absorption, on the possible role of the motor function of the small intestine in the realization of enzymatic hydrolysis on the membrane surface, and others. At the same time certain problems will not be discussed to avoid repetition. It must be kept in mind that we are describing the membrane digestion of mammals, but it must be understood that many regularities are sufficiently general and, therefore, of significance toward the understanding of the hydrolytic processes on cell membranes of other classes and even species of animals.


Small Intestine Brush Border Detail Characterization Soluble Starch Intestinal Cell 
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© Plenum Press 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleksandr M. Ugolev
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Physiology of Nutrition, I. P. Pavlov Institute of PhysiologyAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowRussia

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