The difference of aquaporin 5 distribution in acinar and ductal cells in lacrimal and parotid glands.

@article{Sasaki2007TheDO,
  title={The difference of aquaporin 5 distribution in acinar and ductal cells in lacrimal and parotid glands.},
  author={Yasumasa Sasaki and Kazuo Tsubota and Jitesh D. Kawedia and A. V. Girija Menon and Masato Yasui},
  journal={Current eye research},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 11},
  pages={
          923-9
        }
}
PURPOSE This study was designed to clarify the physiological function and tissue distribution of aquaporin 5 (AQP5) in the lacrimal and parotid glands. METHODS Saliva and tear volumes were compared in AQP5 knockout (AQP5-/-) mice and wild-type mice. Immunohistochemistry and immunoblot analysis were performed in wild-type and AQP5-/- mice. RESULTS Immunofluorescence of AQP5 staining showed that AQP5 was localized mainly in the ductal cells rather than in the acinar cells of the lacrimal… CONTINUE READING
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