Water Channels: Aquaporins
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Daniels, M. J. and Chrispeels, M. J. 2001. Water Channels: Aquaporins. eLS.
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Aquaporins are members of an ancient family of intrinsic membrane proteins that form pores or channels for water, and so facilitate the flow of water through cellular membranes in the presence of osmotic or hydrostatic gradients.
- membrane channel;
- membrane pore;
- MIP family;