Pathogenic organisms trigger numerous signaling pathways that ultimately lead to drastic changes in physiological functions. Apart from altering structure and function of the epithelial tight junction barrier and activating inflammatory cascades, they induce changes in fluid and electrolyte transport. Pathogens do so by activating or by inhibiting ion channels and transporters, and the result might be to their benefit or to their disadvantage.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2004|