Foreword J. Membrane Biol. 206, 1–2 (2005) DOI: 10.1007/s00232-005-0795-y Thematic Issue Epithelial Salt- and Water-coupled Flows Richard Naftalin, Guest Editor Richard Naftalin Department of Physiology, Kings College London, New Hunts House, Guys Campus, London SE1 1UL, England, UK Received: 28 August 2005 Introduction the leaders in the field of iron transport. His work has elucidated the major iron transport pathways across I am very grateful to Prof. Werner Loewenstein and the intestinal wall. the editorial board of the Journal of Membrane Biol- Subrata Tripathi pioneered work in London on ogy for giving me this opportunity to assemble these intestinal volume changes using an optical lever with papers around the theme of epithelial solute and water infinite patience and yogic pranayama. No great transport. Since its foundation in 1969 the Journal of surprise that the technique has not been adopted by Membrane Biology has provided a magnificent forum the heavily breathing multitudes. His London expe- for membrane biologists. Long may it continue. rience was a firm grounding for his subsequent work I have been extremely fortunate to have worked on isolated renal tubular perfusions, black lipid alongside almost all the principal contributors — not membranes, and now examination of regional func- The Journal of Membrane Biology Springer Journals

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