Aliases for AQP10 Gene
External Ids for AQP10 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AQP10 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the aquaglyceroporin family of integral membrane proteins. Members of this family function as water-permeable channels in the epithelia of organs that absorb and excrete water. This protein was shown to function as a water-selective channel, and could also permeate neutral solutes such as glycerol and urea. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for AQP10 Gene
AQP10 (Aquaporin 10) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Aquaporin-mediated transport. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transporter activity and glycerol channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is AQP9.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AQP10 Gene
Water channel required to promote glycerol permeability and water transport across cell membranes. May contribute to water transport in the upper portion of small intestine. Isoform 2 is not permeable to urea and glycerol.
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.