AQP7

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Aquaporin-7 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the AQP7 gene.[1][2]

Aquaporins/major intrinsic protein (MIP) are a family of water-selective membrane channels. Aquaporin 7 has greater sequence similarity with AQP3 and AQP9 and they may be a subfamily. Aquaporin 7 and AQP3 are at the same chromosomal location suggesting that 9p13 may be a site of an aquaporin cluster. Aquaporin 7 facilitates water, glycerol and urea transport. It may play an important role in thermoregulation in the form of perspiration and sperm function.[2]

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  1. Ishibashi K, Kuwahara M, Gu Y, Kageyama Y, Tohsaka A, Suzuki F, Marumo F, Sasaki S (Sep 1997). "Cloning and functional expression of a new water channel abundantly expressed in the testis permeable to water, glycerol, and urea". J Biol Chem. 272 (33): 20782–6. doi:10.1074/jbc.272.33.20782. PMID 9252401.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Entrez Gene: AQP7 aquaporin 7".

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.



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