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Aquaporin 8
Symbols AQP8 ; AQP-8
External IDs OMIM603750 MGI1195271 HomoloGene68166 IUPHAR: 695 GeneCards: AQP8 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 343 11833
Ensembl ENSG00000103375 ENSMUSG00000030762
UniProt O94778 P56404
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001169 NM_001109045
RefSeq (protein) NP_001160 NP_001102515
Location (UCSC) Chr 16:
25.22 – 25.23 Mb
Chr 7:
123.46 – 123.47 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Aquaporin-8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the AQP8 gene.[1][2][3]

Aquaporin 8 (AQP8) is a water channel protein. Aquaporins are a family of small integral membrane proteins related to the major intrinsic protein (MIP or AQP0). Aquaporin 8 mRNA is found in pancreas and colon but not other tissues.[3]

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  1. ^ Koyama N, Ishibashi K, Kuwahara M, Inase N, Ichioka M, Sasaki S, Marumo F (Jan 1999). "Cloning and functional expression of human aquaporin8 cDNA and analysis of its gene". Genomics 54 (1): 169–72. doi:10.1006/geno.1998.5552. PMID 9806845. 
  2. ^ Viggiano L, Rocchi M, Svelto M, Calamita G (Jul 1999). "Assignment of the aquaporin-8 water channel gene (AQP8) to human chromosome 16p12". Cytogenet Cell Genet 84 (3–4): 208–10. doi:10.1159/000015260. PMID 10393433. 
  3. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: AQP8 aquaporin 8". 

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.