Developmental expression and biophysical characterization of a Drosophila melanogaster aquaporin.

@article{Kaufmann2005DevelopmentalEA,
  title={Developmental expression and biophysical characterization of a Drosophila melanogaster aquaporin.},
  author={Nancy Kaufmann and John C. Mathai and Warren G Hill and Julian A. T. Dow and Mark Lawrence Zeidel and Jeffrey L Brodsky},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Cell physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={289 2},
  pages={C397-407}
}
Aquaporins (AQPs) accelerate the movement of water and other solutes across biological membranes, yet the molecular mechanisms of each AQP's transport function and the diverse physiological roles played by AQP family members are still being defined. We therefore have characterized an AQP in a model organism, Drosophila melanogaster, which is amenable to genetic manipulation and developmental analysis. To study the mechanism of Drosophila Malpighian tubule (MT)-facilitated water transport, we… CONTINUE READING