A look at the smelly side of physiology: transport of short chain fatty acids

@article{Stumpff2017ALA,
  title={A look at the smelly side of physiology: transport of short chain fatty acids},
  author={Friederike Stumpff},
  journal={Pfl{\"u}gers Archiv - European Journal of Physiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={470},
  pages={571-598}
}
Fermentative organs such as the caecum, the colon, and the rumen have evolved to produce and absorb energy rich short chain fatty acids (SCFA) from otherwise indigestible substrates. Classical models postulate diffusional uptake of the undissociated acid (HSCFA). However, in net terms, a major part of SCFA absorption occurs with uptake of Na+ and resembles classical, coupled electroneutral NaCl transport. Considerable evidence suggests that the anion transporting proteins expressed by epithelia… CONTINUE READING

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