Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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King, L. S. and Agre, P. 2001. Water Channels. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Water can cross plasma membranes by diffusion through the lipid bilayer or by channel-mediated water movement. Aquaporins are transmembrane proteins that are selectively permeable to water. These proteins are the first identified molecular water channels.
- water transport;
- membrane protein;