Aquaporin 1 is a 28kD integral membrane protein which was originally identified in red blood cells and renal proximal tubules. AQP1 is also expressed by the choroid plexus and various other tissues. It forms a water-specific channel that provides the plasma membranes of red cells and kidney proximal tubules with high permeability to water, thereby permitting water to move in the direction of an osmotic gradient.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Not for resale without express authorization.
Protein Aliases: AQP 1; AQP CHIP; AQP-1; aquaporin 1 (channel-forming integral protein, 28kDa, CO blood group); aquaporin 1, Colton blood group antigen; Aquaporin CHIP; Aquaporin-1; Aquaporin-CHIP; Aquaporin1; channel-like integral membrane protein, 28-kDa; CHIP 28; Colton blood group; membrane channel; MGC26324; Urine water channel; Water channel protein for red blood cells and kidney proximal tubule
Gene Aliases: AQP-CHIP; AQP1; CHIP28; CO
Molecular Function: transporter