Aquaporins in the Spinal Cord
AbstractAquaporins (AQPs) are water channel proteins robustly expressed in the central nervous system (CNS). A number of previous studies described the cellular expression sites and investigated their major roles and function in the brain and spinal cord. Among thirteen different mammalian AQPs, AQP1 and AQP4 have been mainly studied in the CNS and evidence has been presented that they play important roles in the pathogenesis of CNS injury, edema and multiple diseases such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, glioblastoma multiforme, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. The objective of this review is to highlight the current knowledge about AQPs in the spinal cord and their proposed roles in pathophysiology and pathogenesis related to spinal cord lesions and injury. View Full-Text
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Oklinski, M.K.; Skowronski, M.T.; Skowronska, A.; Rützler, M.; Nørgaard, K.; Nieland, J.D.; Kwon, T.-H.; Nielsen, S. Aquaporins in the Spinal Cord. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 2050.
Oklinski MK, Skowronski MT, Skowronska A, Rützler M, Nørgaard K, Nieland JD, Kwon T-H, Nielsen S. Aquaporins in the Spinal Cord. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(12):2050.Chicago/Turabian Style
Oklinski, Michal K.; Skowronski, Mariusz T.; Skowronska, Agnieszka; Rützler, Michael; Nørgaard, Kirsten; Nieland, John D.; Kwon, Tae-Hwan; Nielsen, Søren. 2016. "Aquaporins in the Spinal Cord." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 12: 2050.
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