Aquaporins in salivary glands and pancreas.

  title={Aquaporins in salivary glands and pancreas.},
  author={Christine Delporte},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1840 5},
BACKGROUND Salivary glands and pancreas are involved in saliva secretion, pancreatic fluid secretion and insulin secretion. These functions are essential for proper oral, pancreatic and glucose homeostasis. Aquaporins are water-permeable transmembrane protein involved in the physiology of these secretory gland functions. SCOPE OF REVIEW This review gives an overview of the morphology of salivary glands and pancreas, the expression and localization of aquaporins, the secretion roles and… CONTINUE READING
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