External Ids for AQP5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AQP5 Gene
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. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for AQP5 Gene
AQP5 (Aquaporin 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with AQP5 include Palmoplantar Keratoderma, Bothnian Type and Diffuse Palmoplantar Keratoderma, Bothnian Type. Among its related pathways are Aquaporin-mediated transport and Salivary secretion. GO annotations related to this gene include transporter activity and glycerol channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is AQP2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AQP5 Gene
Forms a water-specific channel. Implicated in the generation of saliva, tears, and pulmonary secretions. Required for TRPV4 activation by hypotonicity (PubMed:16571723). Together with TRPV4, controls regulatory volume decrease in salivary epithelial cells (PubMed:16571723).
Aquaporins (AQPs) are integral membrane proteins that facilitate the transport of water across biological membranes along an osmotic gradient. There have been 13 AQP isoforms (AQP0-AQP12) identified in humans and rodents to date.