This monograph, published in August 1942, but reaching the United States just recently, describes further studies, undoubtedly inspired by Professor Lunsgaard, which continue the brilliant work on absorption coming from the Copenhagen laboratories. As the author states, "the main purpose of the present investigations has been to demonstrate the significance of phosphorylation processes for the mechanism of active absorption of monosaccharides and amino acids and for the assimilation of monosaccharides."
The book is divided into two parts. Part I, consisting of eight chapters, reviews current opinion on the absorption of specific monosaccharides from the intestinal tract and discusses the role of various phosphorylating systems (donors and acceptors), glycogen formation, absorption by the renal tubule and the chemical nature of phosphorylated compounds participating in these reactions. The section closes with a brief discussion of the possible hormonal regulation of these processes and observations on the simultaneous absorption of glucose with galactose,