AQP5

Aquaporin 5
Available structures
PDB Ortholog search: RCSB
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AQP5 Gene
RNA expression pattern

Aquaporin-5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the AQP5 gene.[1][2]

Aquaporin 5 (AQP5) is a water channel protein. Aquaporins are a family of small integral membrane proteins related to the major intrinsic protein (MIP or AQP0). Aquaporin 5 plays a role in the generation of saliva, tears and pulmonary secretions. AQP0, AQP2, AQP5, and AQP6 are closely related and all map to 12q13.[2]

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