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Aquaporin 6, kidney specific
Available structures
PDB Ortholog search: PDBe, RCSB
Symbols AQP6 ; AQP2L; KID
External IDs OMIM601383 HomoloGene20399 IUPHAR: 693 GeneCards: AQP6 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 363 11831
Ensembl ENSG00000086159 ENSMUSG00000043144
UniProt Q13520 Q8C4A0
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001652 NM_175087
RefSeq (protein) NP_001643 NP_780296
Location (UCSC) Chr 12:
50.36 – 50.37 Mb
Chr 15:
99.6 – 99.61 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Aquaporin 6, kidney specific is a protein in humans that is encoded by the AQP6 gene.[1]

The protein encoded by this gene is an aquaporin protein, which functions as a water channel in cells. Aquaporins are a family of small integral membrane proteins related to the major intrinsic protein (MIP or AQP0). This protein is specific for the kidney. This gene and related family members AQP0, AQP2, and AQP5 reside in a cluster on chromosome 12q13.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: Aquaporin 6, kidney specific". Retrieved 2012-04-10. 

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