Special Issue "Aquaporins"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Interests: transporter; channel; electrolyte homeostasis; nephrology
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Special Issue in Cells: Aquaporins 2019
Special Issue in Cells: Perspectives on the Evolution of Aquaporin Superfamily
Aquaporins are ancient channels with a highly conserved internal-repeat structure, which primarily transport water as well as other small solutes such as glycerol and superoxide, or even gases. They are widely studied in biology and mostly function to adapt to the environment, especially water stress. They also play important roles in the field of agriculture and medicine.
This Special Issue welcomes original research and review papers addressing every aspect of aquaporins, including function and regulation in biology and medicine. Hopefully, interdisciplinary applications of the knowledge will stimulate future research.
Prof. Dr. Kenichi Ishibashi
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- water metabolism and urine concentration
- dehydration and osmotic stress
- free radical and inflammation
- glycerol (fat) metabolism and energy balance
- cell movement and metastasis
- evolution and coevolution
- prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
- structure–function relationship