Aquaporins: water channel proteins of the cell membrane.

@article{Takata2004AquaporinsWC,
  title={Aquaporins: water channel proteins of the cell membrane.},
  author={Kuniaki Takata and Toshiyuki Matsuzaki and Yuki Tajika},
  journal={Progress in histochemistry and cytochemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={
          1-83
        }
}
Aquaporins (AQP) are integral membrane proteins that serve as channels in the transfer of water, and in some cases, small solutes across the membrane. They are conserved in bacteria, plants, and animals. Structural analyses of the molecules have revealed the presence of a pore in the center of each aquaporin molecule. In mammalian cells, more than 10 isoforms (AQP0-AQP10) have been identified so far. They are differentially expressed in many types of cells and tissues in the body. AQP0 is… CONTINUE READING

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