Supriya Ghosh

AQP7

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Species  Human
Entrez  364
Human  Mouse
Ensembl  ENSG00000165269
AQP7
Aliases  AQP7, AQP7L, AQP9, AQPap, GLYCQTL, aquaporin 7
External IDs  MGI: 1314647 HomoloGene: 48000 GeneCards: AQP7

Aquaporin-7 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the AQP7 gene.

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 sperm function.

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AQP7 Wikipedia


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