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A new aquaporin from Nicotiana tabacum (cv. Samsun) was characterized. It shares sequence homology to the Arabidopsis thaliana PIP1 protein family. By two-phase partitioning and immunoblot analysis, plasma membrane localization could be demonstrated. The corresponding mRNA is highly abundant in roots and flowers, while it is rarely expressed in leaves and(More)
Leaf-moving organs, remarkable for the rhythmic volume changes of their motor cells, served as a model system in which to study the regulation of membrane water fluxes. Two plasma membrane intrinsic protein homolog genes, SsAQP1 and SsAQP2, were cloned from these organs and characterized as aquaporins in Xenopus laevis oocytes. Osmotic water permeability(More)
 The genome of the model legume Medicago truncatula Gaertn. was screened for the presence of genes encoding tonoplast intrinsic proteins, and a gene family was identified. The cDNA fragments of two members of the multigene family were cloned from roots inoculated with an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus. Transcript accumulation in roots could be detected for(More)
The human muscle chloride channel ClC-1 has a 398-amino acid carboxyl-terminal domain that resides in the cytoplasm and contains two CBS (cystathionine-beta-synthase) domains. To examine the role of this region, we studied various carboxyl-terminal truncations by heterologous expression in mammalian cells, whole-cell patch clamp recording, and confocal(More)
Excitatory amino acid transporters (EAATs) mediate two distinct transport processes, a stoichiometrically coupled transport of glutamate, Na+, K+, and H+, and a pore-mediated anion conductance. We studied the anion conductance associated with two mammalian EAAT isoforms, hEAAT2 and rEAAT4, using whole-cell patch clamp recording on transfected mammalian(More)
This paper gives a summary of a project to characterize a tobacco aquaporin. The cDNA and gene, including the 5' upstream region, for the tobacco aquaporin NtAQP1 has been isolated and the encoded protein characterized. The significance of promoter regions for an abscisic acid- and gibberellic acid-induced gene expression could be restricted to a region(More)
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