Mosquito (Aedes aegypti ) aquaporin, present in tracheolar cells, transports water, not glycerol, and forms orthogonal arrays in Xenopus oocyte membranes.

@article{Duchesne2003MosquitoA,
  title={Mosquito (Aedes aegypti ) aquaporin, present in tracheolar cells, transports water, not glycerol, and forms orthogonal arrays in Xenopus oocyte membranes.},
  author={Laurence Duchesne and J. -C. -C. Hubert and Jean-Marc Verbavatz and Daniel Thomas and Patricia V Pietrantonio},
  journal={European journal of biochemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={270 3},
  pages={422-9}
}
Previous results showed that mRNA encoding a putative aquaporin (AQP) (GenBank accession number AF218314) is present in the tracheolar cells associated with female Aedes aegypti Malpighian tubules. In this study, immunohistochemistry detected the protein, AeaAQP, also in tracheolar cells, suggesting its involvement in water movement in the respiratory system. When expressed in Xenopus oocytes, AeaAQP increased the osmotic water permeability from 15 x 10(-6) to 150 x 10(-6) m x s-1, which was… CONTINUE READING