Specialized Tools for Electrophysiology and Cell Biology Research

(GUT-6) Six Channel Gastrointestinal Tubular Ussing System

Product Summary

Designed for measuring drug, nutrient, water, and other transport across intact intestine

  • Unique chamber design supports fully functional tubular intestinal sections between 2-8 cm in length
  • Provides both luminal and extraluminal perfusion
  • Samples can be applied to or collected from either the luminal or extraluminal sides, or from both
  • Ideal for studies focusing on absorption or excretion including drug
  • development, acute and chronic illness (e.g.; cholera or cystic fibrosis), and nutrition analysis
  • Permits full temperature control in the bath environment
  • Supports both short term and long term measurements

The base package is comprised of six tubular Ussing chambers, a chamber holder, a water bath, Tygon tubing for the perfusion lines, and an assembly tool. Temperature in the water bath (tray) is maintained by a thermostatically controlled circulator such as our Grant TC-120.

An additional accessory needed to complete the system are peristaltic pumps (up to 12 channels) sufficient to drive solution through both the luminal and extraluminal spaces associated with each of the six intestinal sections.

The Tubular Ussing System is designed to support up to six intestinal sections ranging in length from 2 to 8 cm within small plastic tubes that are then submerged in a thermostatically controlled waterbath. The intestinal sections are cannulated onto movable supports that allow the section to be positioned without stretch within the chamber tube without contacting the tube walls.

Perfusing solutions, usually with dissimilar composition, flow independently through the luminal and extraluminal sides of the intestine. This configuration allows samples to be collected from either side of the intestine over time for longitudinal transport measurements.

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Intestine length1 to 4” (10 cm)

Intestine ODNo greater than ½” (1 cm)

Intestine IDNo less than 1/8” (3 mm)

Luminal perfusion rateUp to 8 ml/min (value subject to change)

SpeciesNo species restriction beyond size
-known to support mouse, rat, guinea pig


Ussing tube materialPolycarbonate

Ussing tube end capsDelrin (white)

Perfusion tube fittingsNylon, barbed

PerfusionLuminal and extraluminal flow maintained by peristaltic pump, 2 channels needed per chamber

Perfusion rateUp to 10 ml/min (value subject to change)

Chamber holder

DimensionsRack assembly, 18 x 18 x 5 cm

Slots6, one for each chamber

SlotsSeparation 2.5 cm

Chamber water bath

Dimensions32.5 x 26.5 x 15 cm

Inlet and outlet portsNylon, 3/8" (9 mm) barb

Temperature range5-50°C, maintained by thermostatic water circulator

Customers from Europe and Australia can use the Multi Channel Systems - Online Shop to order Warner products or create quotes.

Order No. Model No. Product Description USA Price Order
64-3056 GUT-6 Gastrointestinal Ussing Tube System, 6 channel, complete Login Login
72-4924 TC-120 Thermocirculator, 5 Liter Plastic Bath with Lid, 120 V, 60 Hz Login Login
72-4921 TC-120 Thermocirculator, 5 Liter Plastic Bath with Lid, 220 V, 50 Hz Login Login
64-3067 TY-38 Tygon tubing, 3/8" x 1/2" x 25 ft (ID x OD x length) Login Login
64-0167 TY-50 Tygon tubing, 1/16" x 1/8" x 50 ft (ID x OD x length) Login Login
Replacement Parts
64-3057 GT-1 Replacement tube with fixed and variable end caps Login Login
64-1504 HE-10 Handle extension, 7.9 mm dia x 12.6 cm long, 10-32 male-female thread Login Login
64-3058 GT-2 Replacement tube without end caps Login Login
64-3063 RVE Replacement variable end cap Login Login
64-3062 RFE Replacement fixed end cap Login Login
64-3060 GT-3 Replacement tube rack Login Login
64-3059 RW-1 Replacement water tank Login Login
64-3061 HT-12 Replacement heat exchanger block Login Login

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