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Publication Date: 1977
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Twenty-First Bowditch Lecture
Diamond, Jared M.
Physiologist, 20, 1, 10-18, Feb 77
Discusses the discovery, physiological function and the three roles (the bridge, the gate, and the fence) of the junctions between epithelial cells. Experimental usefulness of epithelia in studying basic questions common to all cell membranes, such as extraction of channels and carriers, or origin of ion or nonelectrolyte selectivity, is discussed. (CS)
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