Ion Transport in the Gut
The in vitro preparation of the small intestine of the rat is well suited for studies of ion transport. Data from this preparation indicate that the passage of water and electrolytes across the intestinal epithelium depends on active transport. Glycolysis seems to be involved as a source of energy for the transport of ions from the mucosal to the serosal aspect of the intestinal wall.
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