Immunogen sequence: IEIHHPEPDS VFKAEQSEDK PEKYELSVI
The aquaporins are a family of water-selective membrane channels. This gene encodes a member of a subset of aquaporins called the aquaglyceroporins. This protein allows passage of a broad range of noncharged solutes and also stimulates urea transport and osmotic water permeability. This protein may also facilitate the uptake of glycerol in hepatic tissue. The encoded protein may also play a role in specialized leukocyte functions such as immunological response and bactericidal activity. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants.
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Protein Aliases: AQP-9; Aquaglyceroporin-9; Aquaporin-9; HsT17287; Small solute channel 1; SSC1
Gene Aliases: AQP-9; AQP9; HsT17287; SSC1; T17287
UniProt ID: (Human) O43315
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 366
Molecular Function: transporter