Immunolocalization of aquaporins in rat brain.

  title={Immunolocalization of aquaporins in rat brain.},
  author={Mali Yang and Fen-fei Gao and Hong-nian Liu and Wai Haung Yu and Gang He and Fei Zhuo and Guo Ping Qiu and Shan quan Sun},
  journal={Anatomia, histologia, embryologia},
  volume={40 4},
The aquaporins (AQPs) are a family of homologous water channels expressed in many tissues. In this study, the expression and immunolocalization of different AQP subtypes in rat brains were investigated by RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence. The data showed that AQP1 was expressed in the subpial processes of astrocytes, choroid plexus and ependyma. AQP3, AQP5 and AQP8 had similar distribution patterns in piriform cortex, choroid plexus, hippocampus and dorsal thalamus. AQP4 and… CONTINUE READING