Size and shape of the lateral intercellular spaces in a living epithelium

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Science  07 Apr 1978:
Vol. 200, Issue 4337, pp. 54-58
DOI: 10.1126/science.635571


The lateral intercellular spaces of Necturus gallbladder epithelium were seen and measured while the living tissue was perfused in a new chamber. The compliance of the lateral cell membranes was calculated from the measured pressure-volume characteristics of the lateral intercellular spaces.