Adult murine CNS stem cells express aquaporin channels.

  title={Adult murine CNS stem cells express aquaporin channels.},
  author={Caterina A.M. La Porta and Patrizia Gena and Angela Pesenti Gritti and Umberto Fascio and Maria Svelto and Giuseppe Calamita},
  journal={Biology of the cell},
  volume={98 2},
BACKGROUND INFORMATION Fluid homoeostasis is of critical importance in many functions of the CNS (central nervous system) as indicated by the fact that dysregulation of cell volume underlies clinical conditions such as brain oedema and hypoxia. Water balance is also important during neurogenesis as neural stem cells move considerable amounts of water into or out of the cell to rapidly change their volume during differentiation. Consistent with the relevance of water transport in CNS, multiple… CONTINUE READING