AQP9

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AQP9
Identifiers
Aliases AQP9, AQP-9, HsT17287, SSC1, T17287, aquaporin 9
External IDs MGI: 1891066 HomoloGene: 41405 GeneCards: 366
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
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RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_020980
NM_001320635
NM_001320636

NM_001271843
NM_022026

RefSeq (protein)

NP_066190.2

NP_071309.1

Location (UCSC) Chr 15: 58.14 – 58.19 Mb Chr 9: 71.11 – 71.17 Mb
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Aquaporin-9 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the AQP9 gene.[1]

The aquaporins/major intrinsic protein are a family of water-selective membrane channels. Aquaporin 9 has greater sequence similarity with AQP3 and AQP7 and they may be a subfamily. Aquaporin 9 allows passage of a wide variety of noncharged solutes. AQP9 stimulates urea transport and osmotic water permeability; there are contradicting reports about its role in providing glycerol permeability. Aquaporin 9 may also have some role in specialized leukocyte functions such as immunological response and bactericidal activity.[1]

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