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Chloride cells and chloride exchange in the skin of a sea-water teleost, the shanny (Blennius pholis L.).
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PMID:  476806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The fine structure of the skin and its importance in chloride outfluxes were investigated in a sea-water teleost, the shanny (Blennius pholis L.). The epidermis is composed of three cells types: epithelial cells, mucous cells and chloride cells. These chloride cells typically contain a great number of mitochondria and an extensive agranular reticulum extending through the whole cell body. They open at the surface of the epidermis into an apical pit. An undifferentiated small cell is often observed near these chloride cells and probably corresponds to the "adjacent chloride cell". The values of chloride outfluxes through the skin and the gills are respectively 5333+/-884 and 4479+/-2521; n = 6; t degrees = 13+/-0.5 degrees C. Thus the ratio between skin chloride outflux and total chloride outflux is 64.7 +/- 9.3%.
G Nonnotte; L Nonnotte; R Kirsch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cell and tissue research     Volume:  199     ISSN:  0302-766X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cell Tissue Res.     Publication Date:  1979 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-11-28     Completed Date:  1979-11-28     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417625     Medline TA:  Cell Tissue Res     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cell Membrane / ultrastructure
Chlorides / metabolism*
Endoplasmic Reticulum / ultrastructure
Fishes / anatomy & histology*,  metabolism
Golgi Apparatus / ultrastructure
Mitochondria / ultrastructure
Skin / metabolism,  ultrastructure*
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