Permeability of arthrodial membrane to water: A first measurement using in vivo techniques

@article{Hadley2005PermeabilityOA,
  title={Permeability of arthrodial membrane to water: A first measurement using in vivo techniques},
  author={Neil F. Hadley and M. C. Quinlan},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={2005},
  volume={43},
  pages={164-166}
}
Despite differences in surface morphology and fine structure, the permeabilities of untreated scorpion sternite and pleural cuticle to water are similar (0.69 versus 0.79 μg·cm−2·h−1·mm Hg−1). Hexane applied to pleural membrane increased its permeability 9-fold, but neither hexane nor chloroform: methanol had much effect on sternite permeability. When sternite cuticle was treated with 1.0 N KOH followed by chloroform: methanol, permeability increased about three times over control values. In… CONTINUE READING