Molecular physiology of aquaporins in plants.

@article{Maurel2002MolecularPO,
  title={Molecular physiology of aquaporins in plants.},
  author={Christophe Maurel and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Javot and Virginie Lauvergeat and Patricia Gerbeau and Colette Tournaire and V{\'e}ronique Santoni and Julian A. Heyes},
  journal={International review of cytology},
  year={2002},
  volume={215},
  pages={105-48}
}
In plants, membrane channels of the major intrinsic protein (MIP) super-family exhibit a high diversity with, for instance, 35 homologues in the model species Arabidopsis thaliana. As has been found in other organisms, plant MIPs function as membrane channels permeable to water (aquaporins) and in some cases to small nonelectrolytes. The aim of the present article is to integrate into plant physiology what has been recently learned about the molecular and functional properties of aquaporins in… CONTINUE READING

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