Phosphate transport processes in eukaryotic cells

Janna P. Wehrle, Peter L. Pedersen

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Much more work has been done on Pi transport processes, even in the last five years, than we have been able to mention in the space available. We have restricted our discussion to studies on mechanisms of transport or transport regulation, identification of transport proteins and their essential amino acids, and isolation, purification, and reconstitution of Pi transport systems. Many valuable studies on the physiology of Pi transport and its regulation and Pi transport in nonepithelial cells have also been conducted. Transport of Pi into and out of organelles other than the mitochondrion is gaining well-deserved attention, as are transport processes in fungi and plants. It is hoped that in another five years many Pi transport processes will be understood in true molecular terms and that this will increase our knowledge of cellular bioenergetics and metabolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-213
Number of pages15
JournalThe Journal of Membrane Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • inorganic phosphate
  • intestine
  • kidney
  • mitochondria
  • transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Physiology
  • Cell Biology


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