Evans, David H. and Piermarini, Peter M. and Potts, W. T. W. (1999) Ionic transport in the fish gill epithelium. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Comparative Experimental Biology, 283 (7). pp. 641-652. ISSN 1548-8969Full text not available from this repository.
The gill of fishes is modified for gas exchange, thereby providing a site for net movement of salts and water down their respective gradients. Specialized cells in the gill epithelium are joined by tight junctions of variable depth and express a variety of transporters and channels. These cells mediate NaCl extrusion in marine fishes and NaCl uptake in freshwater fishes. These transport steps also provide pathways for the extrusion of ammonia and acid vs. base equivalents.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Comparative Experimental Biology|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||28 Jul 2008 10:22|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 14:55|
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