Physiology and pathophysiology of the epithelial barrier of the female reproductive tract: role of ion channels.

@article{Chan2012PhysiologyAP,
  title={Physiology and pathophysiology of the epithelial barrier of the female reproductive tract: role of ion channels.},
  author={Hsiao Chang Chan and Hui Chen and Yechun Ruan and Tingting Sun},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={763},
  pages={
          193-217
        }
}
The epithelium lining the female reproductive tract forms a selectively permeable barrier that is responsible for creating an optimal luminal fluid microenvironment essential to the success of various reproductive events. The selective permeability of the epithelial barrier to various ions is provided by the gating of epithelial ion channels, which work together with an array of other ion transporters to drive fluid movement across the epithelium. Thus, the luminal fluid is fine-tuned by the… CONTINUE READING

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