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Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2002 Aug;12(4):509-15.

Structure and function of water channels.

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Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Oiwake, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Japan. yoshi@em.biophys.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Abstract

All aquaporins are efficient water transporters, while sustaining strict selectivity, even against protons, thereby maintaining the proton gradient across the cell membrane. Recently solved structures of these membrane channels have helped us to understand this remarkable property.

PMID:
12163075
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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