Aquaporin expression in human lymphocytes and dendritic cells.

  title={Aquaporin expression in human lymphocytes and dendritic cells.},
  author={Chulso Moon and Raphael F Rousseau and Jean-Charles Soria and Mohammad Obaidul Hoque and Juna Lee and Se Jin Jang and Barry Trink and David Sidransky and Li Mao},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  volume={75 3},
Aquaporins (AQPs) are molecular water channels, and 10 related AQPs have been identified in mammals. So far, the study of mammalian AQP expression has been limited mainly to mice and rat lung, kidney, brain, and gastrointestinal tract. Although AQP3 and AQP7 have been shown to be involved in volume-regulating mechanisms in dendritic cells, the exact patterns of AQP expression in the human immune system are not well understood. Using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR… CONTINUE READING