The Escherichia coli aquaporin-Z water channel.

  title={The Escherichia coli aquaporin-Z water channel.},
  author={Giuseppe Calamita},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  volume={37 2},
The membrane pathway of the rapid fluxes of water by which microorganisms adapt promptly to abrupt changes in environmental osmolality have begun to be understood since the discovery of the Escherichia coli aquaporin-Z water channel, AqpZ. As in animals and plants, aquaporins are variously represented among microorganisms, in which 31 homologous genes have already been identified in eubacteria, Archaea, fungi and protozoa. The AqpZ channel is selectively permeable to water, although other… CONTINUE READING
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