Aquaporins: Multiple Roles in the Central Nervous System

@article{Yool2007AquaporinsMR,
  title={Aquaporins: Multiple Roles in the Central Nervous System},
  author={Andrea J. Yool},
  journal={The Neuroscientist},
  year={2007},
  volume={13},
  pages={470 - 485}
}
  • A. Yool
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Neuroscientist
Aquaporins (AQPs) represent a diverse family of membrane proteins found in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The primary aquaporins expressed in the mammalian brain are AQP1, which is densely packed in choroid plexus cells lining the ventricles, and AQP4, which is abundant in astrocytes and concentrated especially in the end-feet structures that surround capillaries throughout the brain and are present in glia limitans structures, notably in osmosensory areas such the supraoptic nucleus. Water… 
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