Volume: Vol4, Issue 1/2015

Published on: Apr 2015

Contains 15 articles

Actualitati:Second Announcement:Second World Congress on Water Channel Proteins (Aquaporins and Relatives) Celebrating the 30th

 

Authors

GHEORGHE BENGA *,1

 

Affiliation

1Universitatea de Vest "Vasile Goldis"

 

 

The first water channel protein (WCP) was discovered in the 1980s during studies of the human red blood cell membrane. In the 1990s it became obvious that WCPs constitute a large family of membrane proteins that are present in all kingdoms of life: plants, microorganisms (archaea, bacteria, yeast, and protozoa), and animals including humans. WCPs exist in three subfamilies: (1) aquaporins (AQPs) that are mainly water channels; (2) aquaglyceroporins (and glycerol facilitators) that convey water and/or other small molecules across membranes; and (3) S-aquaporins “superaquaporins” or subcellular AQPs.

 

Keywords

Second World Congress

Pages

65-70

 

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