The distribution of intracellular ions in the avian salt gland

  title={The distribution of intracellular ions in the avian salt gland},
  author={S. Brian Andrews and Joseph E. Mazurkiewicz and R. Gary Kirk},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  pages={1389 - 1399}
To investigate the mechanism of salt secretion in the avian salt gland, we used quantitative electron probe microanalysis to measure the intracellular elemental concentrations in dry cryosections of unspecialized and partially specialized secretory epithelial cells from fresh water- and salt water-adapted ducklings, respectively. In conjunction with this, human and duckling erythrocytes were also analyzed, since these provided the experimental basis for using in situ erythrocytes as standards… CONTINUE READING


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