Endothelial and epithelial cells: general principles of selective vectorial transport.

@article{Kinne1997EndothelialAE,
  title={Endothelial and epithelial cells: general principles of selective vectorial transport.},
  author={Rolf K. H. Kinne},
  journal={International journal of microcirculation, clinical and experimental},
  year={1997},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={
          223-30
        }
}
Endothelial and epithelial cells are both barriers and bridges between different compartments. This contribution discusses the general principles of paracellular, transcellular, and transmembrane transport with special emphasis on the relation between asymmetry and net movement of small solutes. Asymmetry of cell membrane transport properties is found in both epithelial and endothelial cell layers and provides the basis for transcellular transport. Furthermore, the asymmetry of membrane… CONTINUE READING
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