Aquaporins in the digestive system

  title={Aquaporins in the digestive system},
  author={Toshiyuki Matsuzaki and Yuki Tajika and Abdushukur Ablimit and Takeo Aoki and Haruo Hagiwara and Kuniaki Takata},
  journal={Medical Electron Microscopy},
Fluid transfer such as secretion and absorption is one of the major functions of the digestive system. Aquaporins are water channel proteins providing water transfer across the cellular membrane. At least six aquaporin isoforms are expressed in the digestive system. Aquaporin-1 (AQP1) is widely distributed in endothelial cells of capillaries and small vessels as well as in the central lacteals in the small intestine. AQP1 is also present in the duct system in the pancreas, liver, and bile duct… CONTINUE READING