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New Advances in Urea Transporter UT-A1 Membrane Trafficking
AbstractThe vasopressin-regulated urea transporter UT-A1, expressed in kidney inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD) epithelial cells, plays a critical role in the urinary concentrating mechanisms. As a membrane protein, the function of UT-A1 transport activity relies on its presence in the plasma membrane. Therefore, UT-A1 successfully trafficking to the apical membrane of the polarized epithelial cells is crucial for the regulation of urea transport. This review summarizes the research progress of UT-A1 regulation over the past few years, specifically on the regulation of UT-A1 membrane trafficking by lipid rafts, N-linked glycosylation and a group of accessory proteins.
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Chen, G. New Advances in Urea Transporter UT-A1 Membrane Trafficking. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 10674-10682.View more citation formats
Chen G. New Advances in Urea Transporter UT-A1 Membrane Trafficking. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2013; 14(5):10674-10682.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chen, Guangping. 2013. "New Advances in Urea Transporter UT-A1 Membrane Trafficking." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, no. 5: 10674-10682.