Ion Transport in Vertebrate Colon

  • Wolfgang Clauss

Part of the Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology book series (COMPARATIVE, volume 16)

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About this book


Studies on the colon not only serve medical interest or clinical purposes, but are also a highly interesting subject of comparative physiology, from which we can learn much about the basic principles in physiology. Presented here are examples of research on colonic ion transport of each vertebrate group, including the classical models of epithelia, rat and rabbit, and also on the special and unique features in fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and selected mammals such as the guinea pig. Physiology and pathophysiology of ion transport in the human large intestine are as well covered as the use of colonic cell cultures as model systems for crypt cell properties.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Clauss
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für TierphysiologieJustus-Liebig-UniversitätGiessenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77120-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77118-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0938-2763
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