Epithelial Transport


The overall theme of our research is solute transport across membranes, in particular across epithelial barriers, and its role in maintaining the constancy of the 'milieu intérieur', i.e. body homeostasis.

Our current general aim is

to understanding mechanisms and roles of transmembrane and transepithelial amino acid transport at a cellular and systemic level, in particular as regards intestine, pancreas and kidney.

A most exciting dimension of our research activity on these transport functions across 'boundaries' is the fact that we address and try to integrate questions at all levels, from gene regulation and protein structure via cellular mechanisms to tissue and systemic organisation and function.
Our focus on specific functions, combined with a breadth of approaches at different levels of complexity, is the hallmark of the experimental integrative physiology we are performing.