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Aquaporin water channels: atomic structure molecular dynamics meet clinical medicine
(American Society for Clinical Investigation, 2002-06-01)
Loss of perivascular aquaporin 4 may underlie deficient water and K+ homeostasis in the human epileptogenic hippocampus
(National Academy of Sciences, 2005-01-25)
An abnormal accumulation of extracellular K+ in the brain has been implicated in the generation of seizures in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) and hippocampal sclerosis. Experimental studies have shown ...
Defective Urinary Concentrating Ability Due to a Complete Deficiency of Aquaporin-1
(Massachusetts Medical Society, 2001-07-19)
Aquaporin-1, the archetypal water-channel protein,1 was initially identified in red cells and renal proximal tubular epithelium.2 The gene for aquaporin-1 (AQP1) on chromosome 7 colocalizes with the Colton blood-group ...
Fast and Selective ammonia transport by aquaporin-8
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2007-02-23)
The transport of ammonia/ammonium is fundamental to nitrogen metabolism in all forms of life. So far, no clear picture has emerged as to whether a protein channel is capable of transporting exclusively neutral NH(3) while ...
Molecular dissection of water and glycerol permeability of the aquaglyceroporin from Plasmodium falciparum by mutational analysis
(National Academy of Sciences, 2004-02-03)
The selectivity of aquaporins for water and solutes is determined by pore diameter. Paradoxically, the wider pores of glycerol facilitators restrict water passage by an unknown mechanism. Earlier we characterized an ...
How to Win the Nobel Prize?
(Public Library of Science, 2006-10)
Telomere dysfunction triggers developmentally regulated germ cell apoptosis
(American Society for Cell Biology, 2001-07)
Telomere dysfunction results in fertility defects in a number of organisms. Although data from fission yeast and Caenorhabditis elegans suggests that telomere dysfunction manifests itself primarily as defects in proper ...
Short Telomeres, even in the Presence of Telomerase, Limit Tissue Renewal Capacity
(Cell Press, 2005-12-16)
Autosomal-dominant dyskeratosis congenita is associated with heterozygous mutations in telomerase. To examine the dosage effect of telomerase, we generated a line of mTR+/ÿ mice on the CAST/EiJ background, which has short ...
The Shortest Telomere, Not Average Telomere Length, Is Critical for Cell Viability and Chromosome Stability
(Cell Press, 2001-10-05)
Loss of telomere function can induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. To investigate the processes that trig- ger cellular responses to telomere dysfunction, we crossed mTR/ G6 mice that have short telomeres with mice ...