The role of aquaporins in cellular and whole plant water balance.

  title={The role of aquaporins in cellular and whole plant water balance.},
  author={Ingela Johansson and Maria Karlsson and Urban Johanson and Christer Larsson and Per Kjellbom},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1465 1-2},
Aquaporins are water channel proteins belonging to the major intrinsic protein (MIP) superfamily of membrane proteins. More than 150 MIPs have been identified in organisms ranging from bacteria to animals and plants. In plants, aquaporins are present in the plasma membrane and in the vacuolar membrane where they are abundant constituents. Functional studies of aquaporins have hitherto mainly been performed by heterologous expression in Xenopus oocytes. A main issue is now to understand their… CONTINUE READING
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