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Aliases for AQP6 Gene

Aliases for AQP6 Gene

  • Aquaporin 6, Kidney Specific 2 3
  • AQP2L 3 4 6
  • Kidney-Specific Aquaporin 3 4
  • AQP-6 3 4
  • HKID 3 4
  • Aquaporin 2-Like, Kidney Specific 3
  • Aquaporin-6, Kidney Specific 3
  • Aquaporin-2-Like 4
  • Aquaporin-6 3
  • KID 3

External Ids for AQP6 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for AQP6 Gene

  • AQP2L

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AQP6 Gene

  • GC12P050655
  • GC12P050417
  • GC12P050077
  • GC12P048647
  • GC12P047398

Summaries for AQP6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for AQP6 Gene

  • 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. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for AQP6 Gene

AQP6 (Aquaporin 6, Kidney Specific) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with AQP6 include meniere's disease and renal cell carcinoma. Among its related pathways are Nanog in Mammalian ESC Pluripotency and Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds. GO annotations related to this gene include water channel activity and nitrate transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is AQP1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AQP6 Gene

  • Forms a water-specific channel that participates in distinct physiological functions such as glomerular filtration, tubular endocytosis and acid-base metabolism.

Tocris Summary for AQP6 Gene

  • 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.

No data available for Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for AQP6 Gene

Genomics for AQP6 Gene

Regulatory Elements for AQP6 Gene

Genomic Location for AQP6 Gene

49,967,090 bp from pter
49,977,139 bp from pter
10,050 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for AQP6 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for AQP6 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for AQP6 Gene

Proteins for AQP6 Gene

  • Protein details for AQP6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:

    Protein attributes for AQP6 Gene

    282 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    29370 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for AQP6 Gene

neXtProt entry for AQP6 Gene

Proteomics data for AQP6 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for AQP6 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for AQP6 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for AQP6 Gene

Domains for AQP6 Gene

Gene Families for AQP6 Gene

  • AQP :Ion channels / Aquaporins

Protein Domains for AQP6 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for AQP6 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q13520
  • Aquaporins contain two tandem repeats each containing three membrane-spanning domains and a pore-forming loop with the signature motif Asn-Pro-Ala (NPA)
  • Belongs to the MIP/aquaporin (TC 1.A.8) family.
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Function for AQP6 Gene

Molecular function for AQP6 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: aquaporin 2-like,water channel forming integral protein,exclusively localized in intracellular membranes in renal epithelial,located in intracellular membrane vesicles in glomeruli,in subapical compartment of segments 2 and 3 cells and in collecting ducts,potentially involved in glomerular filtration,tubular endocytosis and acid-base metabolism
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Forms a water-specific channel that participates in distinct physiological functions such as glomerular filtration, tubular endocytosis and acid-base metabolism.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for AQP6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005215 transporter activity --
GO:0005253 anion channel activity EXP --
GO:0015112 nitrate transmembrane transporter activity IEA --
GO:0015250 water channel activity TAS 8812490
GO:0015254 glycerol channel activity IBA --
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Phenotypes for AQP6 Gene

MGI mutant phenotypes for AQP6:
inferred from 1 alleles
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Animal Models for AQP6 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for AQP6:

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for AQP6 Gene

Localization for AQP6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AQP6 Gene

Cytoplasmic vesicle membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for AQP6 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for AQP6 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 4

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for AQP6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane TAS 8812490
GO:0016020 membrane --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane --
GO:0016324 apical plasma membrane IBA --
GO:0030658 transport vesicle membrane TAS --
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Pathways for AQP6 Gene

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Pathways by source for AQP6 Gene

Interacting Proteins for AQP6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for AQP6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006810 transport TAS 8812490
GO:0006820 anion transport --
GO:0006833 water transport TAS --
GO:0007588 excretion TAS 8812490
GO:0009992 cellular water homeostasis IBA --
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Compounds for AQP6 Gene

(1) IUPHAR Ligand for AQP6 Gene

Ligand Type Action Affinity Pubmed IDs
Hg2+ Inhibitor None

(1) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for AQP6 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
glycerol 43.9 1
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Transcripts for AQP6 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for AQP6 Gene

(2) Additional mRNA sequences :
(7) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(2) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(5) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for AQP6 Gene

Aquaporin 6, kidney specific:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for AQP6 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b
SP1: - -
SP2: - -

Relevant External Links for AQP6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for AQP6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for AQP6 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for AQP6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Kidney - Cortex (40.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for AQP6 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for AQP6 Gene Hs.54505

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for AQP6 Gene

Orthologs for AQP6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for AQP6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia AQP6 35
  • 99.41 (n)
  • 98.94 (a)
AQP6 36
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia AQP6 35
  • 81.59 (n)
  • 78.7 (a)
AQP6 36
  • 78 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia AQP6 35
  • 84.27 (n)
  • 80.9 (a)
AQP6 36
  • 79 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Aqp6 35
  • 80.34 (n)
  • 77.66 (a)
Aqp6 16
Aqp6 36
  • 73 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Aqp6 35
  • 80.24 (n)
  • 77.82 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia AQP6 36
  • 59 (a)
Species with no ortholog for AQP6:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for AQP6 Gene

Gene Tree for AQP6 (if available)
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Paralogs for AQP6 Gene

Paralogs for AQP6 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for AQP6 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for AQP6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for AQP6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs296748 -- 49,974,230(+) CCCCC(C/T)TCCAG intron-variant, nc-transcript-variant
rs296749 -- 49,976,180(+) GGGGG(C/G)TATAT utr-variant-3-prime, nc-transcript-variant
rs296759 -- 49,966,678(-) CAGGC(A/G)TGGTC upstream-variant-2KB
rs296760 -- 49,966,777(-) GGGCC(C/T)CAGAC upstream-variant-2KB
rs296761 -- 49,966,814(-) GTCCA(C/G)ACACC upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for AQP6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv522972 CNV Gain 19592680
nsv832407 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv899072 CNV Loss 21882294

Relevant External Links for AQP6 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AQP6 Gene

Disorders for AQP6 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards: The human disease database. (2) Diseases for AQP6 Gene including...

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(3) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for AQP6 Gene

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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AQP6 Gene

Publications for AQP6 Gene

  1. cDNA cloning and gene structure of a novel water channel expressed exclusively in human kidney: evidence for a gene cluster of aquaporins at chromosome locus 12q13. (PMID: 8812490) Ma T. … Verkman A.S. (Genomics 1996) 2 3 4 23
  2. Closely spaced tandem arrangement of AQP2, AQP5, and AQP6 genes in a 27-kilobase segment at chromosome locus 12q13. (PMID: 9268644) Ma T. … Verkman A.S. (Genomics 1997) 3 23
  3. Characterization of aquaporin-6 as a nitrate channel in mammalian cells. Requirement of pore-lining residue threonine 63. (PMID: 12177001) Ikeda M. … Yasui M. (J. Biol. Chem. 2002) 3 23
  4. Combined transport of water and ions through membrane channels. (PMID: 15551866) Pohl P. (Biol. Chem. 2004) 23
  5. Conversion of aquaporin 6 from an anion channel to a water-selective channel by a single amino acid substitution. (PMID: 15671159) Liu K. … Yasui M. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2005) 23

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