aquaporin


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aquaporin

(ˌækwəˈpɔːrɪn)
n
(Biology) any one of a group of proteins in cell membranes that allow the passage of water across the membrane
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Urine aquaporin 1 and perilipin 2 differentiate renal carcinomas from other imaged renal masses and bladder and prostate cancer.
The expression levels of the top-ranking/top-scoring target genes for each of these miRNAs (mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 3 [MAP3K3], mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 2 [MAP3K2], aquaporin 4 [AQP4], and insulin-like growth factor 2 mRNA binding protein 3 [IGF2BP3], respectively) were also examined by real-time qPCR.
A new aquaporin (AQP) BnPIP-like gene was isolated and sequenced from rapeseed (Brassica napus L.
The formula is also infused with what Dior says is the highest concentration of ultra-hydrating active ingredients, including new Ultra-Concentrated Mallow Sorbet created from French Mallow grown in the exclusive Dior Garden in the Loire Valley, and the Dior-exclusive Aquaporin Technology 2.
Oligo dT, chloroform, ethanol, and aquaporin primers were from Wako Pure chemicals, Osaka, Japan.
Some studies have found increased aquaporin function
The primary structure of an aquaporin is characterized by the repetition of two similar halves of the protein, comprising two imperfectly repeated regions, each containing three transmembrane helices (Pao et al.
Inhibitory effect of Epigallocatechin gallate on ovarian cancer cell proliferation associated with aquaporin 5 expression.
The authors cover the structure, function, and physiological roles of aquaporins in health and disease, the potential for aquaporins as a molecular target for drug discovery, future challenges and potential opportunities in aquaporin pharmacology, and many other related subject.
2013) showed that exposure to Hg reduced shoot and root growth of Hordeum vulgare, as well as stomatal conductance, carbon isotope discrimination and expression of an aquaporin transcript.