Immunogen sequence: SRGRFGGVIT INVGFSMAVA MAIYVAGGVS GGHINPAVSL AMCLFGRMKW FKLPFYVGAQ FLGAFVGAAT VFGIYYDGLM SFAGGKLLIV GENATAHIFA T; Positive Samples: HL-60, 293T, Mouse liver, Mouse skeletal muscle, Rat liver; Cellular Location: Membrane, Multi-pass membrane protein
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; neutral solute channel aquaporin 9; Small solute channel 1
Gene Aliases: 1700020I22Rik; AI266899; AQP-9; AQP9; HsT17287; SSC1; T17287
Molecular Function: transporter