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Increased fluid secretion after adenoviral-mediated transfer of the aquaporin-1 cDNA to irradiated rat salivary glands
(National Academy of Sciences, 1997-04-01)
A replication-deficient, recombinant adenovirus encoding human aquaporin-1 (hAQP1), the archetypal water channel, was constructed. This virus, AdhAQP1, directed hAQP1 expression in several epithelial cell lines in vitro. ...
Functional impairment of lens aquaporin in two families with dominantly inherited cataracts
(Oxford University Press, 2000-09-22)
Opacities in the crystalline lens of eye appear with high frequency in the general population. Dominantly inherited cataracts with differing clinical features were found in two families carrying different point mutations ...
Molecular cloning and characterization of AqpZ, a water channel from Escherichia coli
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1995-12-08)
The aquaporin family of molecular water channels is widely expressed throughout the plant and animal kingdoms. No bacterial aquaporins are known; however, sequence-related bacterial genes have been identified that encode ...
The human AQP4 gene: definition of the locus encoding two water channel polypeptides in brain
(National Academy of Sciences, 1996-10-01)
The aquaporin family of membrane water transport proteins are expressed in diverse tissues, and in brain the predominant water channel protein is AQP4. Here we report the isolation and characterization of the human AQP4 ...
Aquaporin-4 water channel protein in the rat retina and optic nerve: polarized expression in Müller cells and fibrous astrocytes
(Society for Neuroscience, 1998-04-01)
The water permeability of cell membranes differs by orders of magnitude, and most of this variability reflects the differential expression of aquaporin water channels. We have recently found that the CNS contains a member ...
Genomic organization and developmental expression of aquaporin-5 in lung
(American College of Chest Physicians, 1997-06)
Regulation of the Escherichia coli water channel gene aqpZ
(National Academy of Sciences, 1998-03-31)
Osmotic movement of water across bacterial cell membranes is postulated to be a homeostatic mechanism for maintaining cell turgor. The molecular water transporter remained elusive until discovery of the Escherichia coli ...
Aquaporin null phenotypes: The importance of classical physiology
(National Academy of Sciences, 1998-08-04)
The human Aquaporin-5 gene. Molecular characterization and chromosomal localization.
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1996-04-12)
The cDNA for the fifth mammalian aquaporin (AQP5) was isolated from rat, and expression was demonstrated in rat salivary and lacrimal glands, cornea, and lung (Raina, S., Preston, G. M., Guggino, W. B., and Agre, P. (1995) ...
Conversion of aquaporin 6 from an anion channel to a water-selective channel by a single amino acid substitution
(National Academy of Sciences, 2005-02-08)
Aquaporin (AQP) 6 belongs to the aquaporin water channel family. Unlike other aquaporins, AQP6 functions not as a water channel but as an anion-selective channel. Single-channel analyses have shown AQP6 to flicker rapidly ...