Everything you wanted to know about the bladder epithelium but were afraid to ask.

@article{Lewis2000EverythingYW,
  title={Everything you wanted to know about the bladder epithelium but were afraid to ask.},
  author={Simon A. Lewis},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Renal physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={278 6},
  pages={F867-74}
}
  • Simon A. Lewis
  • Published 2000 in American journal of physiology. Renal physiology
The mammalian urinary bladder epithelium (urothelium) performs the important function of storing urine for extended periods, while maintaining the urine composition similar to that delivered by the kidneys. The urothelium possesses four properties to perform this function. First, it offers a minimum epithelial surface area-to-urine volume; this reduces the surface area for passive movement of substances between lumen and blood. Second, the passive permeability of the apical membrane and tight… CONTINUE READING
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