Forskolin stimulation of water and cation permeability in aquaporin 1 water channels.


Aquaporin 1, a six-transmembrane domain protein, is a water channel present in many fluid-secreting and -absorbing cells. In Xenopus oocytes injected with aquaporin 1 complementary RNA, the application of forskolin or cyclic 8-bromo- adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate increased membrane permeability to water and triggered a cationic conductance. The cationic… (More)