Expression and function of water channels (aquaporins) in migrating malignant astrocytes.

@article{McCoy2007ExpressionAF,
  title={Expression and function of water channels (aquaporins) in migrating malignant astrocytes.},
  author={Eric McCoy and Harald Sontheimer},
  journal={Glia},
  year={2007},
  volume={55 10},
  pages={1034-43}
}
Aquaporins (AQP) constitute the principal pathway for water movement across biological membranes. Consequently, their expression and function is important for cell volume regulation. Glioma cells quickly adjust their cell volume in response to osmotic challenges or spontaneously as they invade into the narrow and tortuous extracellular spaces of the brain. These cell volume changes are likely to engage water movements across the cell membrane through AQP. AQP expression in glioma cells is… CONTINUE READING

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