Intestinal Water and Electrolyte Transport in Health and Disease

  title={Intestinal Water and Electrolyte Transport in Health and Disease},
  author={Mrinalini Chatta Rao and Jayashree Sarathy and Mei Ao},
ABSTRACT The unique architecture and physiology of the mammalian intestine, together with a tightly coordinated regulatory system, allows for the handling and absorption of as much as 9 L of fluid a day with 98% or greater efficiency. Advances in the past 40 years have made inroads into revealing the intricacies and interplay of numerous ion transporters and their modulators that are responsible for intestinal electrolyte and water transport. Studies of two devastating diseases, the virulent… CONTINUE READING