BioMed Research International

BioMed Research International / 2002 / Article

Mini-Review Article | Open Access

Volume 2 |Article ID 792636 | 3 pages |

Vectorial Transcellular Calcium Transport in Intestine: Integration of Current Models

Received19 Mar 2002
Accepted29 Apr 2002


In spite of decades of research, the exact subcellular pathway for calcium transport in intestine has not been elucidated. In this mini-review, we present three models for vectorial movement of calcium across the cell: facilitated (cytoplasmic) diffusion, vesicular/lysosomal transport, and tunneling through the endoplasmic reticulum compartment. We conclude by offering one way to integrate elements of these three models.

Copyright © 2002 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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